Rodolfo C. Estimo, Jr. |
Riyadh―The Ethiopian Community School on Saturday held its 3rd annual Career Day attended by some 250 Ethiopians residing in Riyadh.
Talking on the occasion, Abdulbasit Jemal, school principal, urged students to study hard as a way of paying back their parents for the sacrifices they’ve made.
“I exhort you to do your level best. Your parents are working hard to send you to school and to provide you the best they can. Let’s not fail them,” he said.
He also advised them to behave themselves properly and obey the rules and regulations of the Kingdom as well as its customs and traditions.
“By doing so, you’d be showing your gratitude to the Kingdom for having been a benevolent host not only to all Ethiopians but also to all expatriates in Saudi Arabia,” he said.
He also noted “how the school has grown up by leaps and bounds since its foundation 21 years ago under the auspices of the Ethiopian Embassy.”
“We have every reason to be happy on this occasion. We have indeed gone a long, long way since our school was established, and for this reason alone we are lucky,” he said.
He also thanked the Ethiopian Embassy and the Ethiopian community for “your unwavering support to all school activities from which the students have learned to widen their perspectives as well as horizons.”
Invited guests also talked on “The Saudi Job Opportunity.” Bilal Abu Jalil, a human resources consultant, talked about employment opportunities in the Kingdom.
“The prospects are bright until 2030,” he said.
Other speakers included Nebil Al-Yahya, electronics communications engineer; Ahmed Ibrahim, former Ethiopian Community School student and now an operations manager at a local bank; Siham Mohammed, also an EIS graduate and now a pharmacist at a local hospital; and Beniyam Kifle, a business development consultant.
Source: Arab News
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