School trips to Mecca

School trips to Mecca are extremely popular for 8th graders of Muslim elementary schools. The expensive trip is a bonus and not a substitute for the regular trips to places such as the zoo. About 30% of Muslim elementary school have already done the trip. The kids stay a week in Mecca where they receive religious instruction and visit holy places. The trip costs several hundred euro per kid. ISBO (the umbrella organization for Muslim elementary schools) has given a small subsidy for the first time this year.

Source: De Telegraaf (Dutch)

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