Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City employees take fire fighting course

Sixty male and female factory employees of Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City took the course.
Updated 06 December 2017
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Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City employees take fire fighting course

Sixty male and female factory employees of Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City, affiliated with Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON), have completed a training course organized jointly by MODON Security and Safety Division and the Directorate General of Civil Defense in the Eastern Province.
The four-day course included theoretical and practical training on fire fighting techniques as well as safety and evacuation procedures.
Bandar Al-Toaimi, director of marketing and corporate communications at MODON, said the course is the second of its kind and “is in line with MODON’s programs to develop and raise the level of safety in industrial cities and enhance preventive safety measures for property, to reach the highest levels of readiness and to handle any incidents that may occur.”
Al-Toaimi praised the cooperation between MODON and the civil defense branches throughout the Kingdom, praising the former’s efforts to measure the readiness and willingness of the security and safety personnel in its industrial cities to ensure the safety of life and property.
Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City was established in 1981 on the Dammam highway in the north of Al-Ahsa governorate. It occupies a strategic area of about 1.5 million square meter close to the city of Al-Oyoun and the GCC countries. It is one of the fastest growing industrial cities in terms of services. Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City has 146 factories in various industrial fields, including metal, plastic, hardware and food.


Shell KSA supports special needs children

The event organized by the Disabled Children’s Association was held on Nov. 12.
Updated 09 December 2018
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Shell KSA supports special needs children

Shell Saudi Arabia has announced the continuation of its sponsorship for the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) art program for two years (2018-2019). The announcement, made at an event organized by the DCA on Nov. 12, is part of Shell Saudi Arabia’s ongoing support for children with special needs.

Since its establishment in 1981, the Disabled Children’s Association has become one of the largest institutions specialized in the care of children with special needs in the Arab world.

The program held last month promoted the skills and artworks of such children.

To mark the collaboration between the two organizations, Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Suwailim, vice chairman of the Disabled Children’s Association’s executive committee, presented a commemorative shield to Mohammed Al-Zomaia, Shell Saudi Arabia’s general manager for corporate development.

“At Shell, we believe in creating an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Today’s talent is more diverse than ever before. An inclusive environment is key to innovating, developing and retaining talent, and it begins with the youngest members of our communities,” said Al-Zomaia.

Shell has been active in the Kingdom for over seven decades and has a wide variety of social investment activities in the country, many of which are centered around youth empowerment, such as Shell Intilaaqah and FutbolNet.

Shell Intilaaqah aims to strengthen young people’s career options by enabling them to switch from being an employee to becoming an employer, or making the transition from seeking employment to creating employment. Shell’s trainees have set up 1,100 businesses, in addition to 500 existing small and medium businesses. Together, they created over 3,000 jobs. Shell Intilaaqah has been training Saudi entrepreneurs since 2010. Over the past years, Shell Intilaaqah trained, supported and mentored 10,000 Saudis — the majority of whom were women. 

Shell and Football Club (FC) Barcelona Foundation work together and use football to teach children the importance of values. The FutbolNet program is a 12-week football training course for children supported by dedicated coaches. Futbolnet aims to infuse values like respect, teamwork and commitment, which are key for the children to develop as happy, healthy and value-adding individuals.