Al-Mubarakiya School marks 105th anniversary
KUWAIT: Al-Mubarakiya school, the first organized educational facility in Kuwait, celebrates its 105th anniversary today. Opened on December 22, 1911, the school was founded in the era of the late Amir Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah. Around 77,000 Rupees of donations were gathered for its establishment with the first headmaster being Sheikh Yousef bin Issa Al-Qanani. Some 254 students attended the school.
According to historical sources, the idea for Al-Mubarakiya School stemmed from a meeting between Yaseen Al-Tabtabai, Sheikh Yousef Al-Qanani, and Sheikh Nasser Mubarak Al-Sabah at Al-Qanani Diwan during the anniversary celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
KUWAIT: This handout photo released by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) yesterday shows students stand outside Al-Mubarakiya School’s entrance (ca. 1951).— KUNA
This photo shows a scene from a play held at Al-Mubarakiya school on June 7, 1939.
This undated photo shows teachers and students from Al-Mubarakiya School pose for a group photo.