Saudi aid agency distributes relief goods in Yemen

The program is part of KSRelief’s continuous efforts to improve livelihoods in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2018
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Saudi aid agency distributes relief goods in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday distributed 15 tons of food baskets, tents, blankets and rugs among the victims of a cyclone in Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governorate.
The cyclone affected Yemeni families living along the coastal areas of the governorate. Worst-hit by cyclone Luban was the city of Ghaydah, which reported immense damage to the infrastructure and network services as well as residential homes. KSRelief, since its establishment in 2015, has implemented 469 projects in 42 countries worldwide. Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid after Yemen.
The center is also working to rehabilitate 241 children recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias from several Yemeni governorates. It also recently launched a vocational training program for women in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate. The program is part of KSRelief’s continuous efforts to improve livelihoods in Yemen.
The program will train 100 women over two months in four vocations: Hairdressing, sewing and embroidery, making pastries and sweets, and making perfume and incense.


Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

Updated 22 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language as a curriculum at all stages of education in schools and universities across the Kingdom.
The agreement came during a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a high-level Chinese delegation in the capital Beijing, in a bid to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership at all levels between both countries.
The move aims to enable a comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve the aspirations of the Saudi and Chinese leaderships and seize the promising opportunities between their two peoples, a relationship which has extended for decades.
The inclusion of the Chinese language will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of the future national goals in the field of education for the Vision 2030.
The introduction of Chinese into the curriculum is an important step toward opening new academic horizons for students of various educational levels in the Kingdom.
Learning Chinese will serve as a bridge between the two peoples and would contribute to increasing trade and cultural ties.