Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former child soldiers in Yemen

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Former Yemeni child soldiers enjoy a field trip organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at the Marib public park on Sept. 7, 2018. (SPA)
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Former Yemeni child soldiers enjoy a field trip organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at the Marib public park on Sept. 7, 2018. (SPA)
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Members of orphan families in Yemen attend a sewing class as part of a government program to develop manual skills. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former child soldiers in Yemen

  • The field trip is part of an ongoing program to rehabilitate 80 Yemeni children recruited by Houthis to fight the government
  • KSRelief is also conducting sewing classes to develop the manual skills of orphan families

 JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has organized a recreational field trip for 26 children to Marib public park as part of its program to rehabilitate children who were recruited by Houthi militias.
The aim is for children to enjoy playing in open spaces, swimming, and participating in educational and sports competitions to improve their mental health, which was badly affected by forced recruitment.
This trip is part of the third course of the fifth and sixth phases of the project, which targets rehabilitating 80 Yemeni children.
As part of its plan to rehabilitate 2,000 of the children recruited by the Houthi militias in Yemen, KSRelief has rehabilitated 215 children from several Yemeni governorates through the previously implemented courses and phases.
Recently, the center has carried out sewing classes as part of its program to develop manual skills in five Yemeni provinces to support orphan families.
“We didn’t know how to use a sewing machine, but these sessions have helped us acquire many skills,” said trainee Zainab Omar. AN Jeddah
Trainee Hoda Ahmed said the classes will help many women acquire new skills and thus become more independent. The classes are part of KSRelief’s programs to empower poor families.
 


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

  • Culture and Sustainable Development conference was held at UN headquarters in New York
  • Dr. Afnan bint Abdullah Al-Shuaibi, the general supervisor for International Relations at the Ministry of Culture, delivered the Kingdom’s speech

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture took part in a preservation of culture event organized by the United Nations on Tuesday.
The Culture and Sustainable Development conference was held at the UN headquarters in New York with an international delegation and in conjunction with UNESCO’s “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.”
Dr. Afnan bint Abdullah Al-Shuaibi, the general supervisor for International Relations at the Ministry of Culture, delivered the Kingdom’s speech at the conference in which she affirmed that culture is an essential part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.