Alwaleed Philanthropies Delivers the Second Instalment of Cars Equipped to Empower People with Physical Disability

Monday, 1 April, 2019

His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal AlSaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, delivered the second installment of equipped vehicles in partnership with The Physically Disabled Adults Association (Harakia), Careem, and Aljazirah Vehicles Agencies. The Foundation will provide 200 equipped cars over the course of 7 years for the disability beneficiaries of women and men after being trained by the relevant authorities.

 

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Tala AlSaud has distributed the cars to the beneficiaries at the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh on Tuesday March 26. The distribution of the cars took place in the presence of HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies. Ms. Amal Al Kathiri, Executive Director of the National Initiatives Department. Also, present from The Physically Disabled Adults Association representatives were: Eng. Nasser Bin Mohammed Al Mutawa, Chairman of the Board. In addition to a number of board members and directors of the association.

 

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 39 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and spent more than 4 billion dollars on social welfare, and initiated more than 1000 projects in over 189 countries, managed by 10 Saudi female members, reaching more than 976 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.