Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" Supports University of Khartoum
Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" supported The University of Khartoum in Sudan by purchasing equipment for laboratories, allocated in Faculties of Agriculture, Education, Engineering and Science, and has contributed to the preparation of the infrastructure and refurbishment. The labs were all named after HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.
Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" are involved in a wide spectrum of humanitarian and philanthropic activities in more than 80 countries. Their main focus areas have been established around strategic initiatives, ranging from Disaster Relief and Community Development, to Women and Youth Empowerment, as well as Promoting Intercultural Understanding. University of Khartoum is a multi-campus, co-educational, public university located in Khartoum. It is the largest and oldest university in Sudan and was founded in 1902.
In 2011, HRH was awarded the Highest Honorary medal (the Republic Medal, First Degree) by the HE Sudanese President Omar Albashir during his visit to the capital Khartoum. The Prince was accompanied by a delegation from KHC and Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation. The Sudanese President warmly welcomed HRH at the Presidential House.
Also during the trip, Prince Alwaleed was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Khartoum. HRH was honored for his significant influence on economic and social development in addition to his support for cultural and Middle East studies.
Moreover in 2012, Alwaleed Foundation made a donation for the construction of 40 housing units in Heglig, Sudan which was destroyed. In 2003, HRH donated 80 tons of supplies for Sudanese flood victims to help the government deal with the massive destruction that happened in some provinces east of the country. The donation consisted of tents, blankets, medical supplies, hygiene service requirements, water pumps and first aids for disasters were shipped from Riyadh to Agiler via a private cargo jet. Earlier that year also, Prince Alwaleed donated to each family of the 115 victims who lost their lives in the crash of Sudanese Airliner.