Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Student Uses Loaf to Make Dough for Education Charity

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Student Uses Loaf to Make Dough for Education Charity

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Byline: Coreena Ford Business writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk

ASUNDERLAND business student has won royal recognition for an initiative which converts leftover bread into scholarships for disadvantaged students and refugees.

Abedalrahman Al-Zghoul founded the Bread for Education project in 2013, with bread leftovers from hotels, restaurants and schools being turned into healthy feed for livestock sold to farmers and traders.

The money from the dry bread is then used to provide scholarships for underprivileged students and refugees in Jordan.

Now, in recognition of his ingenuity, Mr Al-Zghoul - who is studying for a masters in business administration (enterprise and innovation) at Sunderland University - has been presented with an international award by the King of Dubai at an award ceremony at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

This award He has received the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders in the Community Entrepreneurship Initiative Category for his innovative project. The award was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed is a fantastic start for our initiative as we go Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part of his global initiatives to reward and honour outstanding entrepreneurs.

into this New Year Abedalrahman Al-Zghoul Mr Al-Zghoul, who is 28 and from Jordan, said: "This award is a fantastic start for our initiative as we go into this New Year.

"I was very honoured to receive it, especially as a representative of the University of Sunderland. I want the university to share in its success as the masters programme is the very foundation and motivation for the initiative which has become a nonprofit organisation in the Arab World. "This is the first Jordanian-Arab initiative based on spreading the concepts of recycling, starting with bread, because of its symbolism and association with the conscience of the people as a basic material in every Arab house.

"It also places greater responsibility on us to serve the community and the environment and to create a generation that believes in the importance of recycling. …

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