New Building of Al-Huda Islamic School Inaugurated


Glimpses of the inauguration ceremony of the new building of the
Al-Huda Islamic School

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to open the new building of the Al-Huda Islamic School on Saturday May 7 2005. Hawthorne city Mayor Larry Guidi, Shaikh Safwat Mursi, and the President of the Board of Education Dr. Sayed Sallam initiated the ceremony by cutting the ribbon. Br. Ahmad Azam moderated the event and the president Dr. Jawdat Dajani and Br. Idris Traina welcomed the guests.

About 500 adults and children gathered outside the building to observe and participate in this blessed event. The entrance of the building was decorated with beautiful flowers, ribbons, and balloons. Large tables with 11 ethnic appetizers were placed in the lobby. The entire school staff waited inside the building to welcome the honored guests. There were a number of camera men, TV reporters, and video tapers clicking at the site of the celebrations.

Al-Huda School principal, Sister Faiza Ali, gave a guided tour of the eight classrooms. Each class was decorated with a relevant theme, e.g. the third grade had “Native Americans”, while the 7th grade displayed artifacts and costumes of Japanese culture. The students anxiously waited to explain their work and their theme. The police, fire, and the city officials were enjoying the various sights and sounds of this multi-ethnic school community.
The guided tour was completed with the cake-cutting and the delicious taste of 11 different ethnic refreshments. All the guests were presented with a folder with relevant information. This was followed by children’s presentations and a fund-raiser - the community showed its generosity by making many pledges. We appreciate all donations and our doors are open for you.
The school is located at 12227 Hawthorne Way, Hawthorne, CA 90250. (310) 973-0500. Enrollment is open for new students and new teachers are being hired.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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