"Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nation’s wounded plays the hopeful melody of life

Homs, (ST)- After losing dear parts  of their bodied in the battles of honor they waged against the enemies of life, they did not lose their love of life, rather they insisted in playing the melody of life with the rest of their bodies .

The studio is a modest room with simple components located in the Zahra neighborhood of Homs, where the “Jareeh Studio” band members, under the supervision of its young founder Tha'er Balloul, meet to train on various musical instruments. They play musical pieces to be broadcast through the band’s website. Their performance gets hundreds of thousands of followers and interaction inside and outside Syria. Thus, with its music, the band embodies the image of the resistant Syrian, the son of this good land.

Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

Najla Burghul a Syrian dreamer who did not let neither age, nor war circumstances prevent her from realizing her dream of learning and entering university. She was able to defy all obstacles and moved from literacy seats to university auditorium.

At the beginning, she wanted to study at the childcare faculty, but she could not, so she studied at the library department, which is the second choice that she loved and wished to study, and she is today on the verge of graduation.

Ms. Burghul said  that she was living with her family in Al- Qaboun neighborhood in Damascus;when gunmen forced her to leave her home after she lost two sons in the war. Subsequently, they went to Tishreen Park in the center of Damascus and slept there for four days, before they fled to Lattakia governorate and rented a house in the suburb of Besnada in Lattakia.

Syrian maritime engineer excels in designing ships

"Work is the best way to enjoy life. Making ornamental model ships is my  favourite  hobby which embodies  my love for the sea and the beautiful memories I lived through  when working  in the sea”  maritime Eng.  Rashid Dalati from Lattakia said.    

He added that he is fond of  his work and his hobby of  making models of ships and  steamboats with high technical accuracy, taking into consideration  the simplest details.   

"I started my work in the sea in 1975 and  obtained  a certificate of experience in maritime engineering. I developed it by continuing  my studies at the universities of Batumi, Georgia and Odessa, Ukraine, where I obtained a degree  of chief engineer," Dalati  told SANA.  

Eng.  Dalati, who started his hobby in ornamental ships industry  in 1970 when he was 15 years old, indicated  that he saw a person from Arwad Island making ships ,  watched him and tried to imitate him by making small ships, and that was the first model he made and then he developed himself through working in the sea .   

He was drawing and designing ships and applying their details by making an anthropomorphic   which embodies  the true details of the steamships. 

Regarding the stages of work, Dalati made it clear  that they are being  done  by using simple tools including  a saw, a hammer, bobbin , adhesives, screws,  loose anchors strings , small rods, and hand-carved wood.   

Dalati  added , due to his bad health conditions, he retired from working in  the sea in 2016 and devoted himself to making ornamental ships.He has made 11 ships so far.  He is currently making a model of a Portuguese ship at the request of a customer .  Through his page on  Facebook he receives several orders  to design ships  from abroad. He  sold many of his works in America, Spain, Greece, Romania and other places .

Lattakia Education is preparing for a training course for tutoring courses

In implementation of the Ministry of Education's plan to support the quality of the educational process, Lattakia Education Directorate is conducting a training course targeting / 120 / trainees in two phases: the first starts on 16/01/2021 until 21/01/2021, and the second for a period of three weeks, starts from 1/29/2021, with the aim of enabling teachers and teaching assistants to apply effective learning strategies, and to intensify content and distance learning, in preparation for conducting strengthening courses for students of the basic and secondary education certificates.

Free pharmacy for the army wounded, martyrs' families and the needy in Homs

Homs, (ST) - The “Contribute with Us” initiative launched by the “Steadfast despite the Wounds” association in Homs last April reflected the importance of solidarity and cooperation among members of the society.

The initiative is based on providing medicine to the families of the martyrs, the wounded of the Syrian Arab Army, and the needy, free of charge, through a pharmacy that is supplied with medicines by donors.

Lebanese musician Elias Rahbani passes away at the age of 83

On January 4th, Lebanese musician Elias Rahbani passed away at the age of 83.He had a long history of art and generosity, and is the third of the Rahbani brothers. 

The works of Elias produced the most beautiful songs sang by Mrs. Fairouz, including “The Forgotten Oda and  Bird Al Warwar, Hanna Al Sakran, Oh Qamar Al Dar” as well as the great singers from Wade’a al Safi, Abdel Halim Hafez, Sabah and other Arab singers.

Prominent Syrian Director passes away

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Prominent Syrian Director Hatem Ali, 58, died this morning from a heart attack as he was in a hotel in Cairo.

The late director was born in Fiq town in the occupied Syrian Golan in 1962. He and his family lived in Damascus after they fled their town because of the Israeli occupation of the Golan in 1967.

He won a golden medal in the Cairo Festival in 1996 and directed dozens of Syrian series.