On January 29, 2018, the PPU celebrated a project inauguration to establish a consumer establishment in partnership with Al-Mahawer Society funded by the Action Against Hunger Foundation (ACF) in the Society headquarter in H2 area in Hebron. It was attended by Engineer Ashraf Zughayer, the Director of the Department of Continuing Education at the PPU, Mr. Ghassan Abu Sneineh, the President of Al-Mahawer Society, Dr. Qais Da’na, the Director of the Society, in addition to the presence of Mr. Mohammad Amayreh, the Director of the ACF, Mr. Rami al-Ja’bari, the Director of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Interior and Mr. Nedal Tomei, the Representative of the Ministry of Social Development.
The Ministry of Social Affairs opened the ceremony by stressing the importance of the role the Ministry plays in cooperation with the charitable societies and other institutions. As well Mr. Amayreh, the Director of the ACF, stated that the ACF’s new trends are shifted from relief work to social projects to solve social problems and obtain economic sustainability.
Then Al-Sughayer gave an overview of the project activities from the start until the establishment of the consumer establishment in its current form. Also, he stressed the importance of having such a partnership between the education sector and all the other various sectors, mentioning the leading and entrepreneurial role played by the PPU and the UGU Board of Trustees. He then stated that the University experience of social projects of an economic nature has been the first for the PPU. As for the proceeds of the project, one part of it would go to the “Poor Student” at the PPU, another part would go to the poor in the southern part of Hebron District, and also one part would be for the project development
In a related context, Abu Sneineh emphasized the role of Al-Mahawer Society in the southern area and the importance of these projects in supporting the people’s steadfastness in this area. Then he thanked everyone who has contributed to the success of this humane project.
At the end of the ceremony, the attendees went to the consumer establishment for its inauguration and ribbon-cutting and then they made a tour around.