Makkah heritage, cultural festival launched

Presentations include a showcase of traditional handicrafts practiced by women in an attempt to preserve the city’s heritage. (SPA)
Updated 14 March 2019
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Makkah heritage, cultural festival launched

  • The festival started on Tuesday and also aims to boost investment in the city

MAKKAH: The Makkah Between Heritage and Authenticity Festival began on Tuesday at the Al-Aziziyah campus of Umm Al-Qura University. The event was officially launched by Dr. Abdul Majeed Al-Ghamdi, the university’s vice president for branches.

Dr. Fahd Al-Malki, the director of the university’s museums department gave a brief presentation about the festival and the activities and displays that have been organized to highlight some of the links between the modern-day city and its cultural heritage. These include a showcase of traditional handicrafts practiced by women in an attempt to preserve the city’s heritage. The event also aims to highlight investment opportunities for commercial projects relating to heritage. 

Al-Ghamdi congratulated the museums department for its efforts to promote social partnerships by presenting such entertaining, cultural and scientific activities.

He also inaugurated the Saudi Historical Society’s Makkah branch in the presence of its president, Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Zaydan, and other members.  The attendees visited an accompanying exhibition and reviewed the society’s publications and conference records. 


Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief orphan project honors mothers

We aim to honor mothers to promote the value and righteousness of all mothers in the hearts of children, as they are one of the virtues of the true religion, said Imane Al-Zubairi. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief orphan project honors mothers

  • The “You Are Not Alone” project targets 420 orphans by providing them with protection, food, shelter, education and health services

MARIB: In Marib, 180 orphans presented symbolic gifts to their mothers on Saturday as part of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) “You Are Not Alone” project, aimed at protecting orphans’ families in Yemen.
The event was dedicated to orphans participating in the project in the governorates of Marib, Al-Bayda and Sanaa.
“This event celebrates the mothers to highlight their important social status and symbolism in every family and society,” said Imane Al-Zubairi, the project manager.
She added: “We aim to honor mothers to promote the value and righteousness of all mothers in the hearts of children, as they are one of the virtues of the true religion.”
The “You Are Not Alone” project targets 420 orphans by providing them with protection, food, shelter, education and health services.
Meanwhile, the center also distributed 1,200 food baskets, benefiting 7,200 people, as part of a project to distribute 102,170 food baskets, targeting nine Yemeni governorates.
This assistance comes within the framework of the humanitarian projects, provided by the Kingdom for the Yemeni people, which has so far reached 330 projects.