The Indonesian embassy in Doha held an “Embassy Day” event as part of the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture and to mark the 78th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence.
The embassy invited around 60 Qatari children to visit the embassy and see the cultural diversity of Indonesia. This activity is the result of collaboration between the embassy and Qatar Reads.
As part of the programme, the embassy introduced traditional dance, folklore, batik drawing, angklung (traditional music instrument) and a variety of traditional Indonesian games.
Indonesian ambassador Ridwan Hassan and his wife, madam Lita Hassan, also did a storytelling about Indonesia's unique animal, namely the orangutan.
Eight-year old Abdullah, a participant at the event, said he enjoyed the activity, saying “I am very happy to get to know Indonesia more deeply through the Embassy Day activities.”
The Embassy Day is one of the mission’s efforts to increase awareness among Qatari children about Indonesia.
"With good knowledge about Indonesia, we hope that these kids can be ‘ambassadors’ who can strengthen relations between Indonesia and Qatar in the future," Hassan said.
This year, the embassy collaborated several times with Qatar Reads, including the organising of the Family Reading Programme.
"We express our highest appreciation to Qatar Reads for all these excellent collaborations," the ambassador added.