Nigerians to showcase culture at Abuja festival


Date posted: May 13, 2016

Abuja will on May 21 host the Hizmet Movement and commence preparations for the 14th International Festival of Language and Culture aimed at promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Hausa, Fulani,  Yoruba, Ibo, Efik and other Nigerian tribes.

The movement, led by Fethulah Gulen, has been involved not only in promoting language and culture but the establishment and development of colleges, hospitals, charities and other public institutions across the globe.

It  started the International Festival of Language and Culture in 2003 in Turkey with participating students from 17 countries, but today over 37 countries are participating in the festival including Nigeria.

Other countries that hosted the festival include Australia, India, the United States. The theme of the 14th edition slated for Nigeria is; “Colours of the World”, to again celebrate diversity, tolerance and respect.

Source: Daily Trust , May 12 2016


Related News

Turkish schools and the race in philanthropy!

Government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said the effort was discussed at the last Cabinet meeting and a presentation was made.ınç reminded the limits set by law and said, “We don’t have a duty to close down the Turkish schools there, and we lack the power, too.”

Turkey’s anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

The dilemma for the Pakistani government is stark. Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim has warned that Turkey would be at war with any country that cooperates or aids the Gulen movement. Yet closing down schools that prepare their students for a modern society and economy is something Pakistan’s deeply troubled education sector can ill afford.

Chicago organization welcomes new scrutiny amid fallout of failed Turkish military coup

“The Hizmet movement has nothing to hide,” Alexander said. “We’re hoping people can learn more about it. Since Gulen is being accused of this, there will be greater scrutiny of the Hizmet movement, and we invite that scrutiny.”

Turkey’s Maarif schools to be funded by Saudi and IDB money

The Maarif Foundation, established by the Turkish government in order to compete with Turkish schools abroad established by Gülen movement sympathizers, has received approval from Saudi authorities and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for financial support for Maarif schools abroad, a Turkish news portal reported on Friday.

Graduates’ views on the effectiveness of Gülen-inspired schools in Azerbaijan

The Gülen movement is active in many sectors, but educational institutions make up its core. It started its first international school in Azerbaijan, and its success there proved vital to expansion across elsewhere; in June, however, the Azerbaijani government moved to close down all Gülen-affiliated schools in the country. This report summarizes a qualitative study of the effectiveness of the Gülen movement’s educational philosophy and methodology

Kimse Yok Mu: A charity with a difference

Kimse Yok Mu as a charity organisation needs no introduction any longer. Its charity work worldwide speaks for itself. Its humanitarian services have gone beyond the shores of Turkey and span 113 countries of the world. Kimse Yok Mu charity organisation is a class of its own because it has taken charity work to another level entirely.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

‘Selam’ – We come in peace

Dr. Reuven Firestone Interviewed by Muslim Turkish Movement “Hizmet”

Ambassador says US having difficulty in seeing clear criterion in anti-Gülen operations

Dr. Soltes: Hizmet cares for Turkey and humanity

Critics say Turkish government using US mosques to play politics, spy on foes

Call for Paper: Muslims, Sports and Physical Activity

668 babies – children in Turkey’s prisons

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News