Fourth orphan festival held in Taiz [Archives:2003/672/Local News]
By Faruq Moqbil, Taiz Bureau
Taiz, Sep 27 – The Islah Social Welfare Association held on Thursday 25 September the fourth Orphan Festival in Aden amid the presence of Governor of Taiz Qadhi Ahmed Abdullah Al-Hajri along with Qadhi Ali Abdullah Al-Jamra the head of the Taiz Court of Appeals and Mr. Shawqi Ahmed Hayel representing the Hayel Saeed Anaam Group of Companies, plus Mr. Abdullah Abdo Al-Muhammadi, the General Secretary of the association's Taiz branch.
Mr. Al-Muhammadi gave a welcome speech in which he mentioned the achievements of the association's Taiz branch in successfully accomplishing several welfare projects since the association was established in 1993.
Twenty projects have been implemented by the association in education, health, emergency aid, development, and social prosperity in the governorate.
According to Mr. Al-Muhammadi, more than 55,000 citizens benefited from the activities and projects of the association. “The number of orphans that are taken care of by the association has also reached 2,800 orphan children.” he said.
The festival was attended by hundreds of Yemenis coming from the governorate of Taiz and from the whole country. Among the guests of the festival was Member of the Parliament Abdulrahman Qahtan.
The association also received a large number of applications of those who wish to volunteer in support of the association's activities.