Alwaleed Philanthropies Delivers the First Instalment of Cars Equipped to Empower People with Physical Disability
Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, delivered the first instalment of vehicles in partnership with The Physically Disabled Adults Association (Harakia), Careem, and Aljazirah Vehicles Agencies. The Foundation will provide a number of cars over the course of 7 years for the disability beneficiaries of women and men after being trained by the relevant authorities.
Alwaleed Philanthropies has distributed the cars to the beneficiaries at the headquarters of Aljazirah Vehicles Agencies in Riyadh on Thursday November 29, by Mrs. Salha Al Zalai, Assistant Manager of the National Initiatives Department. Present from The Physically Disabled Adults Association representatives were: Mr. Majid Alsare, Manager of the beneficiaries, Mr. Saleh bin Eshak, Programs Manager, and Mr. Faisal Alghamdi, Public Relation Officer. Also there was the Aljazirah Vehicles Agencies representative, Mr. Abdullah Alobthani, Director of the Government Sales Department.
This initiative aims in helping the youth, both males and females, with physical disabilities to become more mobile and independent. This will greatly enhance their quality of life, in addition to their gaining a greater ability to participate in society, and to having equal opportunities for employment, as these are necessary for the development of the economy, and the enrichment of the workforce. The most recent royal decree, which allowed women to drive, will also serve this initiative.
In line with Prince Alwaleed’s belief in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. This initiative has emerged to empower women and youth through securing jobs that will have a great impact in insuring additional income.
For over 4 decades, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and spent more than 4 billion dollars on social welfare, and initiated more than 1000 projects in over 164 countries, managed by 10 Saudi females members, reaching more than 533 million beneficiaries around the world, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Alwaleed Philanthropies collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. It seeks to build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.