Lego offers toys to daycare centers in Lebanon

04Jun10

Lego, the danish toy company and the Danish Embassy in Beyrouth donated on Wednesday toys to daycare facilities at development centers across Lebanon.

A ceremony was held for the occasion under the patronage of Social Affairs Minister Salim al-Sayegh and Education and Higher Learning Minister Hassan Mneimneh. Thanking the Danish Embassy, Mneimneh said that Lebanon relied on its people and their education in order to develop. Sayegh meanwhile noted that the Danish word “lego” meant “play well,” and added that it was “a child’s right to play and to be educated. It’s best if he’s educated while playing.

Danish Ambassador to Lebanon, Jan Top Christensen, also stressed the importance of playing for children and said Lego toys were used in schools to challenge children’s creativity and push them to find answers to solutions. The Lego company will schedule a competition in the beginning of the next school year to choose the best Lego-built Lebanese monument, he added.