2017-01-02 Under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education, HPU honours the families of the martyrs and launches the
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, HPU held its annual ceremony of honoring the martyrs’ families. During the ceremony, 150 families of the martyrs were honored and Santa Clause distributed the Christmas gifts to the martyrs’ children.
The event started with lighting the Christmas tree that was adorned with the photos of the martyrs at the HPU lobby. Later, Mr. Kamel Ayoub, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, gave a speech on behalf of HPU, and Mrs. Antoinette Abu Aitah, a mother of two martyrs, spoke on behalf of the martyrs’ families.
Then, HPU students presented a film in which they expressed in English their feelings toward their homeland. Later, HPU students performed a play entitled "Al-Shaheed ..Sid Mualimin" ("The Martyr... the Only Master")
Among the ceremony attendees were the Governor of Homs, the Head of the Homs Police Directorate, Rectors of Al Baath, Al Hawah and Tartous universities, and the Secretary of Al Baath Party (Homs branch).
Moreover, Mr. Kamel Ayoub has launched the initiative "Ibni" that intends to establish an institution to support the martyrs' children in Al Wadi region by providing them with:
Medical treatment expenses
Job opportunities at HPU
Admission to HPU
Free access to the HPU recreational facilities
The event was preceded by signing the agreement on academic cooperation between HPU and the University of Tartous.