2018-01-018 years
Developing Communities

Empowering People with Physical Disabilities: Alwaleed Philanthropies' Drive for Inclusion and Accessible Transportation Services

Alwaleed Philanthropies empowers people with physical disability to be self-confident, active members in the society and provide transportation services
Saudi Arabia
Duration

2018 - 2025

Beneficiaries

Total number of beneficiaries for Harkia Association:

  • Direct beneficiaries: 34 captains
  • Indirect beneficiaries: 170 beneficiaries

Total number of beneficiaries for Sawad Association:

  • Direct beneficiaries: 15 captains
  • Indirect beneficiaries: 75 beneficiaries
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Empowering Individuals with Motor Disabilities:

Alwaleed Philanthropies, known for its dedication to community development projects, is taking significant strides in empowering individuals with motor disabilities. By partnering with the Adults Motor Disabilities Association "Hirakiya", Sawaed Association, Careem, Changan Almajdouie and The Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing.

All partners are working towards enabling women and youth with motor disabilities to actively participate in society and contribute to the national economy. Through the provision of accessible transportation services, Alwaleed Philanthropies aims to foster independence, boost self-confidence, and improve the living standards of beneficiaries.

Making Strides since 2018

The Car Project for Mobility Impaired Individuals has made a significant impact on the lives of its beneficiaries. With a total of 34 captains benefiting from the Care for Adults with Disabilities Association, the project has directly impacted these individuals, providing them with employment opportunities and improving their quality of life. Furthermore, the project has had an indirect impact, benefiting 170 individuals who have been positively affected by the initiative.

Considering the vast number of individuals with disabilities, as indicated by the 2017 statistics, reaching 1,445,723, the project recognizes the need to expand its coverage to other regions of the Kingdom. Specifically, the project aims to extend its services to the Eastern and Southern regions, ensuring that a greater number of individuals with mobility impairments can benefit from the project's initiatives.

The Car Project for Mobility Impaired Individuals commenced in 2018 and is set to continue its transformative journey until 2025. The project is committed to empowering individuals with mobility disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Through strategic partnerships and innovative approaches, this initiative is driving positive change and fostering inclusivity within Saudi society.

Objectives for an Inclusive Society

Alwaleed Philanthropies' initiative is driven by a set of core objectives, each aiming to create a more inclusive society and empower individuals with motor disabilities.

The first objective is to create job opportunities specifically tailored for women and youth with motor disabilities, enabling them to actively contribute to society and achieve financial independence.

Another key objective is to enhance the living standards of individuals with motor disabilities, ensuring that they have access to the necessary resources and support for a higher quality of life. The initiative also focuses on skills development, providing individuals with motor disabilities the training and competencies needed to excel in their chosen careers and attain greater self-sufficiency.

Additionally, the initiative seeks to promote social contributions by empowering women and youth with motor disabilities to actively participate in the development of the national economy. Lastly, the initiative aims to raise awareness and promote inclusivity by highlighting the value and capabilities of individuals with motor disabilities in the labour market, fostering a more inclusive society that values diversity and equal opportunities for all.

Making Strides: Achievements until 2023

In 2023, the efforts of 34 captains with mobility disabilities come to light, as they embark on a collective journey, completing an astounding 11,648 trips. Amidst these endeavors, the narrative expands to include the contributions of 10 female captains with mobility disabilities, who, accomplished a remarkable 819 trips.

Enhancing Vision 2030: Determination and Dedication towards Sustainable Development and Social Solidarity

This initiative enhances empowerment for individuals with physical disability in Saudi society by improving access to opportunities and essential services that enhance their quality of life and independence.

These efforts reflect a spirit of perseverance and dedication to supporting and enhancing positive development within the community, aligning with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to create an inclusive society that promotes the participation of all segments of society in the development process.

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