Empowering Women Craftsmanship

Thursday, 1 January, 2015

Alwaleed Philanthropies launched a program to empower women craftsmanship. The program focuses on developing the traditional crafts-making industry by training and employing Saudi ladies across the Kingdom. So far, 3000 Saudi ladies benefit from the program, including housewives who work from home, full-time employees at relevant centers, and entrepreneurs who choose to launch their own private projects.

The program is implemented in collaboration with charity organizations specialized in the crafts industry – business expansion, development, authentication, marketing, and identity preservation (IP) for transferring traditional crafts-making techniques to future generations. These include Al-Faisalya Women Welfare Society in Jeddah through the support of Sleysla Center, Herfa Association through Alwaleed Bin Talal Center in Qassim, and Wud Charity Organization in Al-Khobar through the traditional embroidery workshop for productive families. Alwaleed Philanthropies dedicated SAR 10,000,000 to support the program.