British ambassador visits CSSW [Archives:2004/801/Local News]

December 23 2004

Within the framework of the mutual cooperation between the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) and the United Kingdom Embassy in Sana'a, Mr. Michael Gifford, British Ambassador to Yemen, paid a visit to CSSW HQ on Dec. 11. He was received by CSSW Secretary General, Dr. Hamid Ziyad, and a number of the society's officers.
Mr. Gifford was briefed on CSSW's activities and projects through his field visit to the President of the Republic's Orphan Care & Qualifying Center and Dar Al-Ahmar for Women's Rehabilitation. The Ambassador expressed his appreciation of the varieties of programs and activities he had seen in the Orphan Center, including a number of professional and vocational training programs in the electronics, leather, and manual carpet industries.
Mr. Gifford also inaugurated on Dec. 4 the fourth course in psychiatric nursing at the Psychiatric & Mental Health Hospital, which belongs to CSSW. The course lasts for forty days and financed by the British Embassy in Sana'a.
At the end of his visit, Mr. Gifford praised CSSW for its poverty alleviation activities. He promised for more cooperation for society development, unemployment control, and poverty alleviation.