KSRelief supports Syrian farmers, students

KSRelief distributes fuel on a monthly basis to ensure the irrigation of crops and improve agricultural production. (SPA/photo)
Updated 14 October 2018
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KSRelief supports Syrian farmers, students

  • KSRelief offered schoolbags containing school tools and supplies to 50,000 Syrian children in nearly 500 schools
  • It also provided training courses for the development of 525 teachers and administrators

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has been supporting agricultural projects in northern Aleppo, Syria, by distributing diesel fuel for irrigation pumps and farms.

During September, 91,260 liters of diesel was distributed to irrigation pumps in 426 agricultural farms, covering an area of 9,126 sq. km in 33 villages.

The distribution will continue on a monthly basis to ensure the irrigation of crops and improve agricultural production.

The project seeks to ensure self-sufficiency and job creation in the Aleppo countryside, where most of the people are farmers. The number of direct beneficiaries of this project is 2,264.

Separately, KSRelief offered 50,000 Syrian children in nearly 500 schools schoolbags containing school tools and supplies. 

It provided training courses for the development of 525 teachers and administrators, and launched awareness-raising campaigns in targeted areas to encourage students to return to school and to address the drop-out phenomenon.

“This project is in response to the great need in Syria to bring students back to the educational process because a large number of them have been deprived of continuing their education,” said the coordinator of one of the educational projects of KSRelief in northern Syria, adding that the role of education is vital in shaping future generations.

 


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Slaman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations for centuries to come

Updated 3 min 17 sec ago
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Slaman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations for centuries to come

  • The crown prince will hold talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging
  • The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince

DUBAI: India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship will be maintained for thousands of years, the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said at an official welcoming in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“We want to be sure India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship is maintained for thousands of years,” the crown prince said, flanked by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

“I believe there’s a lot of Saudi work in India,” he added.

The crown prince will hold talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging.

The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes ministers, senior officials and leading Saudi businessmen.

The official welcoming comes on the first official day of the Saudi royal’s visit to India, in the second leg of his Asia tour which began in Pakistan earlier this week.