Josiane volunteering for the first time in ALCASA events

It was a real pleasure to finally meet with Fayrouz, ALCASA Chairperson, at an ALCASA event, for the Traditional Arabic board games with children, where I let them enjoy the challenging part of each game.

As my first participation in this beautiful community, it is a remarkable and memorable event. I’m so impressed by the dedication and enthusiastic presence of the ALCASA team.

Being culturally responsive requires having the ability to understand cultural differences, recognize potential biases, and look beyond differences to work productively with children, families, and communities whose cultural contexts are different from one’s own.

In addition to its intrinsic value, culture provides important social and economic benefits. With improved learning and health, increased tolerance, and opportunities to come together with others, culture enhances our quality of life and increases overall well-being for both individuals and communities.

This cultural event made my day, it was enriching,” “stimulating,” and “energizing.”

A blessed Sunday well spent at the Migration Museum with children and adults:

-Traditional Arabic board games recognized as world intangible heritage (cards, chessboard, checkers, barjees, …)
– Cooking with Arwa “Yansouniya “
– Discovering more about Yemen 🇾🇪 with Dalal .

Great informative Aromatic Hopsitality workshop with a new opportunity for discussion. “Thank you” ALCASA. This was a very well-done presentation, with good speakers and well-organized.

Fayrouz’s enthusiasm and humour were very motivational and she has given me a lot to think about. I can’t wait to join the next event.

Josiane Badawi Vekas

Photos by Razan Fakhouri Photography

Aramatic hospitality presenters Dalal and Arawa with Fayrouz


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