Sunday, August 12, 2018

UAE's DCT Brings Excitement to Children at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, August 10th, 2018 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has brought the excitement and entertainment of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 directly to young patients of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, bringing storytelling, games and a special visit from Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network characters.

Nickelodeon characters, storytelling and lots of Summer Programme activities organised for young patients at the hospital

The event was organised with the aim of introducing the younger generation to the importance of humanitarian efforts and social responsibility.

The “Let’s Read and Enjoy” programme held a session at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City on Wednesday 8th August 2018 with the aim of transferring a library atmosphere to hospital patients, bringing them an ambiance of love for knowledge and reading, as well as introducing them to the many national library branches spread across Abu Dhabi.

Young patients were treated to a day filled with storytelling and reading activities as part of the Summer Programme, alongside workshops introducing a selection of international authors, books, and cultures from around the world, to encourage patients to read more during the summer break.

. يقال أن السعادة تساعد الأطفال على التعافي! موسم #صيف_أبوظبي رسم الإبتسامة على وجوه الأطفال خلال زيارة شخصيات نيكلوديون إلى مدينة الشيخ خليفة الطبية، الزيارة أبهجت الأطفال وعمت الفائدة أثناء فعالية "هيا بنا نقرأ ونستمتع"! شاهدوا بعض من هذه اللحظات الجميلة It is said that ‘happiness’ is the best treatment! And #ADSummer’s ‘Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Visit Programme’ spread smiles and joy amongst children as Nickelodeon characters shared fun, knowledge and high spirits during the ‘Let’s read and have fun’ event ! Catch the highlights

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Children were also treated to a special surprise visit from their favourite Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Tom and Jerry, bringing their stories to life for the children. The visit also included, interactive workshop activities filled with puzzle making, colouring and singing.

Organised as part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s outreach programme, the special visit was aimed at all age groups, especially sick children, to provide them with the necessary moral and psychological support for a smooth recovery.

For more details on upcoming events, summer special offers, raffle draws and more, please visit the website: ADSS 2018 has launched new accounts for social media; check out @ADSummerSeason on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join in the fun.

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Originally published: Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Sources: WAM (via Urdupoint and IPS), Hotels & Rest.
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