Empowering Guesthouse Girls and Preparing Them for the Job Market: Alwaleed Philanthropies Joins Forces with Social Development, Sultan City for Humanitarian Services, and Ministry of Human Resources
Three years of Empowerment
Aligned with a compassionate and people-centric philosophy, Alwaleed Philanthropies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and Sultan City for Human Services, has embarked on an inspiring project aimed at empowering orphans and extending comprehensive support. This groundbreaking initiative, focuses on rehabilitating guest house girls, addressing their social and psychological needs. The Foundation is dedicated to providing these girls with professional and economic empowerment through tailored training and employment programs, partnering with various organizations that resonate with their unique abilities and aspirations. Together, they aim to pave the way for a brighter future, empowering these girls to flourish in their chosen fields and overcome life's challenges with resilience and determination.
The project is driven by the following objectives:
Psychological and Social Rehabilitation: In the first stage of the project, the focus is on providing comprehensive psychological and social rehabilitation to the guesthouse girls. This involves addressing their emotional well-being and ensuring they receive the necessary support to develop healthy relationships and social skills.
Professional Rehabilitation: In the second stage, the project aims to equip the girls with the skills and knowledge required for professional success. Through targeted training programs, they will receive guidance and practical experience in their chosen fields, preparing them for future employment opportunities.
Rehabilitation of Specialists: The project also extends its support to male and female specialists, focusing on enhancing their expertise in clinical practices. By providing training and fostering a culture of continuous learning, the project aims to ensure the highest standards of care and support for the girls.
Sustainability and Capacity Building: To ensure the sustainability of the project, a train-the-trainers program has been implemented. This program facilitates the transfer of knowledge and experiences, empowering trainers to continue the work of rehabilitation and support beyond the project's duration.
Building Skills and Autonomy: An essential aspect of the project is to develop the productive and leadership skills of the girls. By nurturing their talents, fostering autonomy, and promoting self-reliance, the project aims to empower them to take charge of their own lives.
Facilitating Job Market Access: One of the primary objectives of the project is to facilitate the girls' access to the job market. By collaborating with various partners, the project seeks to create pathways to employment that are aligned with the girls' capabilities, aspirations, and the demands of the job market.
2021 Accomplishments: Empowering Lives, Creating Opportunities
The year 2021 marked significant achievements for the project, showcasing its dedication to transforming lives and creating opportunities. Through focused efforts and collaboration, several milestones were reached. Six impactful workshops were conducted, engaging 26 specialists who benefited from the knowledge and expertise of 14 trainers. These workshops, accredited by the Saudi Authority for Health Specialties, exemplified the project's commitment to delivering high-quality training.
Addressing the unique needs of individuals, a total of 56 cases were attended to through therapeutic sessions, totaling 199 sessions. These personalised interventions provided a nurturing environment for the girls, fostering resilience and supporting their journey towards growth and empowerment.
As the project entered its second phase, the impact expanded even further. The expertise gained by 26 specialists through their training was recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, leading to their employment. This employment not only validates their acquired skills but also enables them to extend their support to individuals from the Waeya Initiative and the General Directorate of Prisons, amplifying the project's reach and positive influence.
The accomplishments of 2021 serve as a testament to the project's commitment to empowering lives, fostering resilience, and creating a brighter future for all those involved. By investing in professional development, personalised support, and strategic partnerships, the project continues to make a lasting impact and inspire change in the lives of guesthouse girls and beyond.