October 31 is World Cities Day, a day to celebrate our beloved city, Beirut.
Beirut, with its rich history and stunning architecture, has been a city of resilience and strength. This city has witnessed the ups and downs of time, and its spirit continues to shine brightly.
Our city is very similar to our school, Ahliah, located in the heart of Beirut.
Ahliah School was founded in 1916, during World War I, at a time when some missionary schools in the city closed down.
The school later on became Al Ahliah Girls School, and its boarding section brought students from different parts of the country with students from Beirut, growing up together in a diverse environment, later on becoming Ahliah School.
Ahliah School, much like Beirut, has been a witness to the city’s evolution, a testament to the enduring spirit of its people, and a source of inspiration for generations of students.
Today, let us celebrate Beirut’s beauty, history, and the enduring legacy of Ahliah School.