First charity school for girls to be built in Hadramout [Archives:2007/1104/Local News]

November 19 2007

HADRAMOUT, Nov. 18 ) Well-known Yemeni businessman and investor, Abdullah Ahmed Buqshan, who also chairs the secretary-generals council at Hadramout Corporation for Human Development, has announced that Sheikh Abdullah Ba-Hamdan, a Saudi businessman of Yemeni origin, will build- next year in Mukalla- a charity school, where the female students don't have to pay any school expenses.

Buqshan made the announcement at a celebration the corporation staged for top students at Hadramout schools during the last academic year. Awards and certificates of recognition were presented to the top student in the two educational divisions of science and arts.

Buqshan gave a speech outlining how the Hadramout Corporation for Human Development was established. It came about because businessmen felt the importance of contributing to eradicating illiteracy at the governorate level through adopting programs and activities that address both students' and teachers' needs.

He further noted that the corporation initiated its activities in Hadramout with a view to expanding its activities and programs across Yemen. The corporation has erected a school for bright or top students, who got 90 percent in the primaries schools in Hadramout.

In closing, Buqshan congratulated the students, wishing them all the best in their academic endeavors.

Additionally, the Hadramout Corporation for Human Development announced that it will pay the costs of registering the “Little Giant” lighted clock invented for Mukalla by Hani Mohammed Bajalla, as well as Ali Abdulrahman Ba-Aqeel's electronic tourist guide of Yemen, in the United States.