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.


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.