Mon 28-11-2022 17:26 PM
GUADALAJARA, 28th November, 2022 (WAM) — The Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators has turned the spotlight on the refugee crisis with a silent play organised as part of Sharjah’s Guest of Honour programme at the 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico.
The puppet show, titled “Above Earth under the Sky”, held at Teatro Vivian Blumenthal in the Mexican city of culture, enthralled theatre lovers and global audiences at the fair with an inspiring narrative on the realities of the refugee children.
Held in the presence of Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, and head of the Sharjah delegation; Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and heads of Sharjah and Mexico cultural institutions, the show depicts the stories of children uprooted from their communities, the disruptions in their normal day-to-day living, and the helping hands that provide support and put a smile on children’s faces.
The show’s cast included members of Sharjah Youth and Sharjah Capability Development (Tatweer), including Abdullah Muhammad Saleh, Omar Younis Al Zarooni, Muhammad Omran Abbas, Mansour Ahmad Al Zaabi, Saif Muhammad Al Hammadi, Abdullah Juma Ahmad, Muhammad Hassan Al Ali, Adnan Muhammad Muharrami and Majed Juma Ahmed.
The cast was joined by the Rubu’ Qarn delegation headed by Asma Muhammad Hassouni, Deputy Director of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah Girls of Sharjah; Dr. Adnan Zalloum, an expert in performing arts at Rubu’ Qarn; Ali Al Mazmi, Director of Theatre and Performing Arts at Sharjah Youth; Shehab Al Awadi, Al Madam Youth Centre Manager at Sharjah Youth; and Abdullah Al Shaer, Head of Purchasing and Stores Department.
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