Thousands of young students from secondary classes around Jordan began work on tuesday (17 July) at new of the Government-established "Al-Hussein Work Camps" in Zerka, Jordan.
GV, SV Students get drill training (3 shots)
MV Boys marching
GV, SV 47mm gun with students getting gun drill (Anti-aircraft gun) (6 shots)
GV, SV Students taught how to use machine gun as others watch (5 shots)
GV, SV Students train on tank (2 shots)
GV Young boy & other students operate revolving gun
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Background: Thousands of young students from secondary classes around Jordan began work on tuesday (17 July) at new of the Government-established "Al-Hussein Work Camps" in Zerka, Jordan.
The camps were set up in 1962 by the elate Wasfi El-Tell, who was appointed Prime Minister. His idea then was for young students to utilise the "energy of youth" in developing rural areas of Jordan. The camps he later had established have just completed their intake of about 3,000 students , who will spend their summer vacation being taught and taking part in building, levelling ground, white-washing schools, all aspects of army training, and learning agricultural commerce, nursing and many phases of industry.
The students - some as young as 12 - are paid for their work, an d because they live on the site during their working vacation, they are given recreation, movies, parties and dances at night.