WAMY supports 1,000 Gaza students

P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News
Publication Date: 
Wed, 2009-04-01 03:00

JEDDAH: The office of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) in Makkah province is sponsoring 1,000 Palestinian students at the Islamic University in Gaza, said Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, head of the committee for providing emergency relief for the people of Gaza.

“The sponsorship of a single student costs the organization $1,000,” Al-Ghamdi said, adding that the Palestinian students, receiving WAMY scholarships, are attending courses in engineering, medicine, computer science, business administration, education and sciences.

Al-Ghamdi made the statement while attending a ceremony at WAMY headquarters in Jeddah to honor its officials who worked for Gaza relief.

Jamal Al-Khodari, head of the Popular Committee to Confront the Israeli Siege, commended the support of Saudi Arabia and its people to the Palestinians. He also praised WAMY’s relief work for the people of Gaza.

“All relief assistance provided by this charitable organization has reached the hands of deserving people in Palestine,” Al-Khodari told the gathering.

“About 50 percent of university students in Palestine, especially those at the Islamic University in Gaza, are unable to pay their fees,” he said.

Leadership training

WAMY’s office in Dammam said it would organize a leadership training program for students from Class X to XII on Thursday and Friday.

The program includes a workshop on effective leadership, an informative lecture and sports activities.

Those who want more information on the program may contact: [email protected]

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