The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) on Sunday organized a recreational trip to the tourist and archaeological sites in Yemen’s eastern city of Marib for children who were recruited by the Houthi militias.
The children were selected from areas such as Taiz and Amran, and are being provided with rehabilitation services at a center in Marib.
The tour was part of the efforts to rehabilitate child soldiers in Yemen. The children, who are from various Yemeni governorates, were briefed on the Marib Dam. They keenly listened to a detailed explanation of the importance of this historic site and a civilization that dates back thousands of years.
It is worth mentioning that the project in its first and second stages targeted 81 recruited children who were affected by the war. The program has now entered its third and fourth phases.
The program includes psychological, social, cultural and sports services and activities. KSRelief will provide educational assistance to children who successfully complete the program to enter schools of their choice.
Since 2015, KSRelief has spent more than $262 million on child development programs through 116 projects.