Al-Nabta instills eco-friendly values in the community

Updated 29 December 2013
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Al-Nabta instills eco-friendly values in the community

Al-Nabta, a Saudi non-profit environmental organization, held its annual meeting in Jeddah on Wednesday with members, sponsors and media figures to shed light on the activities the group have organized throughout the year and their future plans.
The event was organized to explain the programs, workshops and educational kits, undertaken by the organization to spread environmental awareness in the community.
Sawsan Alim, founder and head of Al-Nabta, said the group is specialized in raising awareness on environmental issues and have created different programs for schools, community centers, different organizations offices to help install eco-friendly values among students.
She emphasized that the group have created differed programs to teach children about the importance of the environment, recycling and preserving nature.
“If we implant the right values that teach our children to appreciate nature and preserve the environment, it will lead to behavioral changes and foster awareness. We try to provide students with important information on various environmental issues, such as recycling and limiting waste in every activity,” she said.
“We aspire to create environmental clubs in every school, so our future generations will grow up with a good grasp and knowledge of environmental issues,” she added.
Regarding the group’s upcoming events, Alim indicated that they are planning on celebrating Earth Day with a host of programs that will target schools.
Ghazi Binzagr of Binzagr group, Bader Al-Yamani of Samsung and Walid Fitaihi, director of International Medical Center (IMC) Jeddah, attended the event along with a number of dignitaries, media personnel and community members.
Binzagr shed light on the importance of cooperation between public and private organizations it preserve the environment, stressing that such initiatives are based on group efforts and collaborative work.
Addressing the attendees, Al-Yamani stressed on the need to protect the environment to protect the future generations from facing crises related to water and energy. He added that it is vital to instill eco-friendly ideas in the young generation as they can make a difference in shaping their future.
Meanwhile, Fitaihi urged the attendees to rise to the occasion and assume their responsibility toward the environment, adding that it is the duty of every individual to save the earth.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.