Saudis share 2-month salary bonus with cleaning staff

Updated 26 February 2015

Saudis share 2-month salary bonus with cleaning staff

In a unusual and generous gesture, Saudi employees shared their two-month salary bonus with 250 cleaning workers.
Once the gift was received, employees of the Al-Rawda municipality in Riyadh, organized a special party in which they shared the bonus with cleaning workers of the company contracted to do maintenance work in the city.
Workers received their share in closed envelopes, which were handed out to all the employees without any discrimination of religion or race.
“We wish you all the best in this land of Islam,” Khaled Al-Sayyar, Al-Rawda municipality chief, told workers after passing out the envelopes.
“This gesture from the Saudi employees is also a recognition of your sincere effort to clean the neighborhoods you were assigned to take care of. We have seen remarkable cleanliness there,” Al-Sayyar said.
According to Al-Sayyar, municipality employees wanted to show the generous spirit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and express their gratitude for the important work the cleaning staff does for the general well-being.
Though he addressed the cleaning staff in Arabic, the speech was translated into a number of Asian languages spoken by the workers.
The celebration, conducted outdoors in front of the municipality, was attended by the employees and all the passers-by.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.