Al-Saleh Foundation honors students, distributes, bags & uniforms [Archives:2004/778/Community]

October 4 2004

By Hassan al-Zaidi
Yemen Times Staff

The Al-Saleh Social Foundation for Development held last Wednesday a ceremony to honor the best students in the Republic's General Secondary and Vocational exams for the Year 2003/2004. Some 66 students graduating from secondary scientific, literary, and vocational sections, were honored in the presence of the Minister of Education, Abdul-Salam al-Joufi, Minister of Technical Education & Vocational Training, Staff Colonel: Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, Chairman of the Foundation, and the relatives of the honored. Muhammad Saleh al-Qadhi, chairman of the Foundation, said that the Foundation, wants the students and their parents feel appreciated for the efforts paid by them in scientific attainment. He addressed local and international organizations, urging them to be interested in education programs and projects in the country, particularly girls schooling in the rural areas of Yemen.
The Foundation launched earlylast week, School Bag and Uniform Project.
“The Foundation distributed ten thousand school bags with different contents of cobybooks and pens in the schools of the Capital City,” manager of the Program said.
Mrs Fawziah Al-A'asem, the manager, added that “two thousand of the bags were distributed in the Saadah Governorate, all of which were to be given to students from limited-income families.”
Field investigations on such students have been carried out in the poor and heavy populated areas. The distribution campaign is still going on.