24 Mar 2016

Kafeef Association Awards Prince Alwaleed with Honorary Plaque for His Support

<p>HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Chairmen of Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), receives an honorary plaque by Kafeef Association for the Blind in Riyadh for his support to their special needs programs. During the opening ceremony of the third Harakat festival, organized by the Kafeef Association on March 22, 2016 Sheikh Dr. Ali Al Nashwan received the plaque on HRH’s behalf.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>In 2015, HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Alsaud, and HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Alsaud were honored for their support during the second Harakat festival. This year, HRH Prince Alwaleed received the award for his support to those with special needs, specifically his support for The Orientation and Mobility Training Program. The Program had trained 60 visually impaired citizens to improve their independence and self-confidence. The program also offered rehabilitation and educational support for the visually impaired, in addition to raising awareness of the needs and capabilities of the visually impaired.</p>

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<p>This initiative is part of Alwaleed Philanthropies’ commitment to support programs for training and empowering the visually impaired, which includes the recent support to the computer-training program at the Kafeef Association. One-hundred and forty four visually impaired citizens were trained, earned a diploma, obtained employment and contribute to their rehabilitation, independence and social integration. Alwaleed Philanthropies has also supported “Ibsar program” at the Ibsar Foundation as well as sponsoring them to establish awareness campaigns.</p>

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<p>For over 35 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies support and initiate projects in 120 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. We collaborate with a range of philanthropic, government, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together, we can build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.</p>