Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 12:24 GMT
The booklet produced by Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities for children – Official page/Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 6 July 2020: The Department of Cultural Development and Community Communication of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities issued a booklet acquainting children with the Baron Palace in Heliopolis district and the restoration work that has been carried in the palace.
Rasha Kamal, the general manager of the department, stated that this booklet is for children aged 6 – 9. It falls in the pre-visit book classification, which is a simulation of international museum programs. It will be distributed to children in preparation for visiting the palace to form a sense of excitement prior to their visit.
The booklet acquaints the children with the great effort exerted by the Egyptian state to restore the historical palace, encouraging them to learn about their country’s history and heritage and to protect it. It will also include some coloring activities and puzzles.
Kamal further pointed out that in light of the ministry's endeavor to raise children's awareness, part of the book has been devoted to tourism guidelines, to teach children the basics of dealing with tourists, urging them to act as ambassadors for their country.
Furthermore, an activation code for the ministry’s website has also been included in the booklet. The child can, through the mobile phone, visit the site and follow the various programs and activities.
The administration has also organized an educational program on June 6 in cooperation with the Baron Palace team and the Ability Research Center for children at the elementary and preparatory levels, including mute children and children with hearing impairment.
The precautions necessary to preserve the health and safety of children have been taken into account by alerting them to wear masks, reduce numbers, and maintain social distancing during the guided tour.