ISLAMABAD: A month-long children summer camp in traditional skills including truck art, paper mache and pottery making started here at the Heritage Museum of Lok Virsa here in Shakarparian.
Children under age-group 6-14 years are participating in the camp which aims at promoting traditional culture and inculcating awareness among the younger generation, especially children, about the indigenous craft heritage of Pakistan.
The timings of the summer camp will be from 10am to 1pm (Tuesday to Friday), four days a week. In the first period, history about the craft in focus; in second period, practical work under master trainers/artisans and storytelling, folk music, folk games, drawings etc will be shared in the third period.
During the summer camp, the participating children will also be provided an opportunity to visit local museums and get acquainted about the cultural heritage of Pakistan. The master artisans in the respective craft fields will conduct the classes. A non-refundable registration fee of Rs 3,000/- per child was charged in advance.
The summer camp will culminate with a colourful closing ceremony, which will feature live performances by child folk artists and folk performers. Certificates will also be awarded to the participating children in this ceremony in full view of the media.