Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi Guest of Honor in Queen Effat Citizenship Award Ceremony – The Industrial Group The Industrial Group

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October 24, 2017

Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi Guest of Honor in Queen Effat Citizenship Award Ceremony

JEDDAH October 2017 – Under the patronage and in presence of HRH Princess Lolowah Al Faisal, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and General Supervisor of Effat University, and with the attendance of students’ parents, community members and media, Effat University, in the presence of Sheikh Hussein A. Al-BAnawi honored the winner of Queen Effat Citizenship Award.
The ceremony was held at the Effat Library and Cultural Museum on Monday, 23rd of October, 2017. And the award was won by student Rula Mousaed Al-Ghamdi, from the department of Computer Science at Effat University and was presented by HRH Princess Lolowah Al Faisal, together with Dr. Haifa Jamal AlLail, President of Effat University.
The ceremony included a speech by HRH Princess Basma bint Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Member of the Board of Heritage Arts, as well as a speech by the guest of honor Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi, Chairman of Al-Banawi Industrial Group and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Effat Ambassadors Program.
The winning student said, “I am honored to receive this award, which entails great responsibility for me to become the voice of the students.” She added: “I truly express my thanks and gratitude to my university and teachers, without whose help and support I would not be standing here today.”
In addressing the students, Sheikh Hussein Al-Banawi, said: “I am thrilled to be back at Effat University and being among so many talented young women. Behind this truly remarkable landmark educational institution is a living example of women’s leadership at its best – Princess Lolowah, who is exemplary to all of us for her vision, her nurturing leadership, her perseverance and her selfless dedication to the cause of women’s education.”
Sheikh Hussein continued: “The world around us have realized that the attainment of quality of life in a landscape that is constantly changing requires the creation of communities with talented youth on the march in pursuit of perfection. It’s a never ending mission full of breathtaking accomplishments.”

The university’s Queen Effat Citizenship Award is sponsored by The Industrial Group for the fourth year in a row. In addition, with Sheikh Hussein’s founding vision, the Banawi Scholarship for Personal Development was developed at Franklin University in Switzerland with the unique purpose of providing financial aid to outstanding students in-need, who reciprocate by acting as academic mentors for other students facing language, learning or cultural challenges.