M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News
Friday 2 April 2004
Last Update 2 April 2004 12:00 am
RIYADH, 2 April 2004 — The Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) is building a new facility in Hail offering therapeutic, educational and rehabilitation services to 150 disabled children in the region.
Prince Sultan ibn Salman, the DCA chairman, said the cost of construction, some SR 12 million, came from Saudi philanthropist Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid.
A plot of land was earlier donated by Prince Saud ibn Abdul Mohsen, the governor of Hail.
“The new center, with a full-fledged medical wing and an educational complex, will be completed in 11 months,” the prince told reporters after signing the contract.
The new DCA facility will be the sixth DCA chapter after Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Jouf.
Prince Sultan also gave away prizes to 31 disabled boys and girls who won a Qur’an recitation contest.
The DCA is working to reorganize its operation, decentralize management, build international partnerships and open new DCA chapters in the Kingdom, according to Abdullah M. Al-Dukhiel, DCA’s assistant secretary-general for resources development.