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exchange with Sjölunden!

Published: August 13, 2018

Assalamu alaikum, and welcome back to Al-Wāḥa!  Today, we had a lazy Sunday schedule, which turned out to be not so lazy after all. 

After the first mughamara, we had beach time!

chess at the beach > indoors chess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

one-on-one volleyball!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reading and writing...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canoeing...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, we had lunch at the beach!!!

making some delicious sandwiches...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eating some delicious sandwiches...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afterward, we headed into arts and sports time. The activities for this rotation of the arts and sports period were calligraphy, making embroidered bags, singing, and playing volleyball.

fitting the word 3asfoor (bird) into its shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an embroidery pattern...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

learning the meaning of the lyrics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a volleyball game...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the arts and sports period, our lovely Swedish neighbors arrived!

We had a tasty snack with them and exchanged songs!

a cool new snack to try...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chowing down...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During free time, the Swedish villagers and counselors joined us for a variety of activities, including getting henna tattoos, learning how to write their names in Arabic, dancing, and playing chess.

henna tattoos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

all eyes on the board...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After dinner, we had our evening program about Ramadan.

discussing the fasting aspect of Ramadan...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

making fawanees or Ramadan lanterns...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

writing our wishes on ribbons to simulate saying a du3a2 (prayer)...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To represent the difference in the number of fasting hours from country to country, villagers took part in a relay race of varying distances.

 losing his shoes...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, after the debriefing on the evening program, we said goodbye to our Swedish neighbors and headed to bed!

 

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