Students, teachers, and staff at the Dhahran schools raised a whopping SAR 91,700.45 for survivors of the Asian tsunami.
The Dhahran Hills School Student Council presents Aramco president and CEO Abdallah Jum'ah with a check on behalf of the student body.
From the March 9, 2005 edition of The Arabian Sun.
If it were possible to see a community smile, one could have seen the biggest grin in Dhahran on March 6. That's when students of the Dhahran School and Dhahran Hills School celebrated their success in raising a combined SAR 91,700.45 for the survivors of the Dec. 26 Asian tsunami and presented symbolic checks to president and CEO Abdallah S. Jum'ah for the Saudi Aramco Tsunami Disaster Fund.
Jum'ah and other members of management visited both schools to meet and thank the hundreds of children who took part in the fund-raiser.
The atmosphere was electric at the Third Street Gymnasium, as 410 sixth- to ninth-graders greeted the executives with cheers.
Toufic Adlouni, vice president of Publicity for the Student Council, welcomed the guests and thanked Jum'ah for accepting the check for SAR 80,385.
"This amount of money is the most any Saudi Aramco school has raised in the history of all Saudi Aramco schools," he said. This shows that not only are Saudi Aramcons ready to give to the needy, but that we can participate in world affairs."
By their quick action, Jum'ah said, the students gave him some solace that people still have the ability to love, share, and make a difference.
"This is not something that is done today and forgotten tomorrow. This must be a way of life," Jum'ah said.
— The Arabian Sun: March 09, 2023