Girls must 'focus on education'
Manama, June 11, 2008
Young Bahraini girls must focus on education, which will determine their future roles in the country's development, Bahrain's First Lady said.
Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women (SWC), was speaking ahead of a graduation ceremony for the Shaikha Hessa Girls School students.
The event, held under Shaikha Sabeeka's patronage at the Gulf Hotel, was attended by InJaz Bahrain executive director Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Royal Family Council director Shaikh Ebrahim bin Khalid Al Khalifa, Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi, Shaikha Najla bint Hamad bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa along with other members of the Royal Family, parents, school officials and guests.
"I am happy to see the young graduates are enjoying the fruits of their labour," said Shaikha Sabeeka.
"I congratulate them on their efforts of young Bahraini girls, who seek good education and are determined to achieve outstanding results.
"It is important for the graduates to continue to focus on their education, which will contribute in determining their future roles in the country's development."
Bashayer Abdulrahman Al Jasmi, who spoke on behalf of the graduates, expressed her gratitude to the school staff, including principal Adrine Katchadurian, and the parents.
"Today is a day for appreciation and I am grateful to our parents and what they have done for us," said Bashayer.
"They have continued to love, guide and support us. Our teachers have also taught us so much valuable information that you cannot find in a book.
"Thanks also to the administration staff, who without, the school could not function.
"We have had a marvellous principal and the school reflected her philosophy and principles."-TradeArabia News Service