Saudi Labor Ministry to deploy 300,000 volunteers under NTP 2020

Updated 21 March 2017
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Saudi Labor Ministry to deploy 300,000 volunteers under NTP 2020

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) plans to deploy 300,000 volunteers by 2020 in the non-profit sector.
The ministry announced its program through the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 to establish volunteer departments in 200 non-profit entities by institutionalizing voluntary work, which will generate 200 job opportunities for project managers.
The move affects charitable entities, foundations, neighborhood centers and cooperative offices.
The NTP is considered a step toward realizing Saudi Vision 2030 as it formulates the roadmap for the Saudi economy and growth.
The ministry recently unveiled initiatives, which is conducted in partnership with the Council of Economic Affairs and Development and another 18 government entities. A total of 755 initiatives focus on economic and social development issues among others. They are expected to take the Kingdom into the digital age, enhancing public-private partnership (PPP), creating job opportunities and expanding local content.
The ministry is planning to increase the number of volunteers from 24,500 in 2015 to 300,000 by 2020. They will be trained and supervised to spread awareness of philanthropic work, and expand the social and economic impact on society.
The ministry is working on unifying volunteering regulations and instructions. The ministry will also develop the “Haroon program” that combines professional volunteers and experts from specialized organizations to carry out projects with the aim of meeting the specific needs of volunteering.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah