Annual meeting of the JUCAL National Committee in Buenos Aires from 18 to 20 February 2012

On February 18, 19 and 20, young descendants from Lebanon in Argentina have been in the first meeting of the year of the Youth Lebanese Argentinean Cultural Union (JUCAL) in the city of Bahía Blanca, located in the south of Buenos Aires province.

In this meeting the president of each JUCAL’s affiliates assists to plan activities to spread the Lebanese culture across the country during 2012.

In those days JUCAL’s members work in the activities that will take place this year. Social action commission made charity work; they visited and donated kitchen appliances to an institution in which elderly and sick children living in the city of Bahia Blanca.

Press commission has a meet and decided to strengthen and reorganize their media and his main means of communication will be your website

Another youth group worked to define the workshops on culture and education conducted in the month of July, during the next National Training Meeting. At that meeting the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Lebanese living in Argentina, have to travel to the city of Rosario.

Also were parallel activities. The young watched the film “Sukkar Bannat” of Nadine Labaki. This was a nice oportunity to know about Lebanese society and customs. They could also dance Dabke, with Firqat Al Arz, a great dance team from Rosario city.

The city of Bahia Blanca received seventy boys and girls who are part of JUCAL. They traveled from different parts of the country. Some of them traveled a thousand miles to get there.

JUCAL´s national president and member of the branch JUCAL Rosario, Dimas Chantiri, showed happiness for the achievements around his first year as president. But he also considered important to share what each knows about Lebanon in a national meeting. That way everyone can feel they are in Lebanon, even when they have the economic means to travel.

The JUCAL´s affiliates that where present in this meeting were Rosario, Buenos Aires, General Madariaga, Bahía Blanca, Cañuelas, Córdoba, Mendoza, Mar del Plata and San Juan.

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