Orphan welfare Society graduated its first 180 students from its Mohammad Zaidan Center for Vocational training, in addition to a new group of graduates form Hajj Ahmad Bizri Center for Special Needs in a ceremony that was held in the inner court at the association.
In his speech, Dr. Said El-Makkaoui, the President of the association, told the audience, “Last year we announced the building of a new vocational school from this podium and today we are witnessing the graduation of its first class all due to the generous donation of Mr. Mohammad Zaidan who advocates and believes in the importance of vocational training for the youth.” Furthermore, Dr. Makkaoui congratulated the new special needs graduates who have now become productive members of the community.
Alumnae Mohammad Shamiyeh, a graduate of class 2015, spoke to his peers about his success story. He told them about his experience working in a studio as a photographer and as a freelancer and how hard work pays.
Mrs. Leila Nassar Ibrahim, the head of the vocational school, elaborated on the importance of vocational education and on the success of the association’s vocational school, emphasizing how “the school is protecting youth from drug abuse and early marriage”. She also thanked the institutions and businesses around the Saida area who “believe in the capabilities of our students” and those in charge of the association.
Certificates were finally distributed to all the graduates who later celebrated their success together.
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