The MBI Al Jaber Foundation has been supporting the Yemen branch of the English Speaking Union by funding the participation of two young Yemenis in the International Public Speaking Competition in early May, 2005.
The two young women had won the right to represent their country at this international event and it was their first visit to the UK.
“One of the best experiences I have been through!"
Eleena Al-Hakimi has this to say: “One of the best experiences I have been through is the English Union speaking competition. From this experience I have learned a lot and gained so many friends from across the world. Nasrin is one of my best friends, whom I met in this programme and shared my room with her. Moreover, I got the opportunity to learn about the political situation and who are the decision-makers of the country. Not only this but also I had the chance to visit wonderful places in London. At the end of my experience I would like to thank the organisation who gave me this opportunity.”
The Foundation is a corporate member of the English Speaking Union, and Alumni can use several of the facilities at Dartmouth House.