JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Friday 13 March 2015
Last update 13 March 2015 2:04 am
A compassionate Saudi elementary school student, moved by the difficult job of workers cleaning the city’s streets, has helped organize a lunch for 100 of them at his home.
Azzam Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, a pupil at Jeel Al-Faisal Elementary School, said that he had watched the workers over a period and wanted to do something special for them, to show that their efforts are important for the community, according to a media report.
Al-Ghamdi said he went to his father, explained what he wanted to do, and asked for help to speak with the workers and raise money for the meals. His father surprised him by agreeing to set up the lunch, the youngster said.
Al-Ghamdi said that he could not invite every single worker in the city to the lunch but wanted to send a message that these workers were performing an important civic function and should be supported.
Al-Ghamdi said that he was sure that many other citizens would also like to organize similar charitable events but do not have the time to do so. He said he was surprised when Abdullah Al-Thaqafi, education director in the governorate, honored him for the gesture in the presence of top officials in the region.