Thursday, September 07, 2006

Back to School + article

Bismillah Arrahman AlRaheem: In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficient The Most Merciful
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Salamz and Greetingz to all,

I'm terribly sorry I've been away. Still figuring out my classes and time obligations. Will give you more of a proper update soon.

This article stirred my curiousity. I think this is a great move, but I want to know what the other Arab and Muslim states doing in the mean time, especially the wealthy ones. I hope the reason that I haven't heard/read about it is because I haven't been reading that much "diverse" news, or because it is all done in secret.

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http://arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=86264&d=7&m=9&y=2006

Kingdom Offers Aid to Lebanese Students
Arab News

BEIRUT, 7 September 2006 — Saudi Arabia will pay the fees for all the students of all levels studying in Lebanese government schools.

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Abdul Aziz Khoja made this announcement during a meeting with Lebanese Premier Fuad Siniora in Beirut yesterday, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

“Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah issued the order to enable the Lebanese education institutions to meet the cost of education and guarantee that no student remains outside of school because he does not have a desk or books,” Khoja said in a statement run by the SPA.

The gesture aims at enabling educational institutions in Lebanon to overcome educational burdens.

Siniora, Education Minister Khaled Qabbani and Information Minister Ghazi Al-Aridhi expressed their gratitude to King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, for their concern for the people of Lebanon, particularly for education of the Lebanese schoolchildren.

The educational infrastructure in Lebanon was seriously damaged in the recent Israeli bombings.

On Tuesday, the Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Lebanese People and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide $5 million in financial assistance to the Lebanese people affected by the recent Israeli invasion.

Dr. Saad Al-Harithi, adviser to the minister of interior and chairman of the Saudi committee, and Dr. Abdul Aziz Arrukban, international special ambassador of WFP, signed the agreement.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Dr. Al-Harithi said the MOU represents a series of agreements that the committee would be signing with different agencies to fund relief efforts in the food, educational and health sectors.

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RvN

10 Comments:

Blogger beejay™ said...

wow, if thats true then i think its great..good luck with school raven :)

8:37 AM  
Blogger -OT- said...

Good luck with the semester... Hope u were able to register for good classes! It just hit me, u should've asked me about the good/bad professors... I've got the experience ;)

4:31 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Beetlejuice,
I pasted it as I read it, I'm hoping it is..

OT,
Thanks, I got some good classes, just need to start work at them. I thought you went to Bentley? I go to BU :)

12:00 AM  
Blogger Louls said...

nice article , and i think UAE has this campaign for children in qana am not sure..

8:30 AM  
Blogger -OT- said...

ahhhh yeah I did go to Bentley... Sorry, I just remembered that u went to BU, not Bentley! For some reason I had been thinking u were at Bentley...

9:19 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Louls,

I hope that's true, thanks for the visit..


OT,

BU rocks.. :)

9:29 PM  
Blogger ahmed said...

yamen i thought u deleted ur blog! wth lol

2:30 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Why is that?

8:41 AM  
Blogger ahmed said...

I tried to read one of ur older posts that day and it gave me blogger is not found message. anyhow, glad ur still here man!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Still here :). thanks for the concern

10:45 AM  

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