KSCDR, TVTC sign agreement on benefits for disabled persons

Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of KSCDR’s board of trustees, and Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid, TVTC governor, sign the memorandum of understanding at the KSCDR headquarters. (SPA)
Updated 03 February 2017

KSCDR, TVTC sign agreement on benefits for disabled persons

RIYADH: The King Salman Center for Disability Research and the Technical (KSCDR) and the Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) recently signed an agreement to develop services in education and training for persons with disabilities.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of KSCDR’s board of trustees, and Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid, TVTC governor, signed the memorandum of understanding at the KSCDR headquarters inside the Diplomatic Quarter in the Saudi capital.
The agreement with the TVTC was one of five signed by the KSCDR with various organizations, in the public and private sectors, to benefit the disabled.
“We signed five agreements. One is on vocational training,” Prince Sultan bin Salman told Arab News, in reference to the TVTC as the organization to hold training for disabled persons.
Under the agreement, the KSCDR and the TVTC will implement training courses specialized in matters related to workshops for people with disabilities, and the exchange of consultations in the training and qualification process.
The two sides will also prepare studies for the development of people with disabilities to prepare them to join the labor market.
The TVTC revealed that persons with disabilities, who have graduated from colleges and technical institutes, have a 92.7 percent employment rate in the public and private sectors.
In a statement, the TVTC said that it is keen to come up with programs to serve persons with disabilities and provide them with a suitable training environment.
The TVTC added that it is currently launching electronic training programs for people with disabilities to give them the opportunity to train in the disciplines that are best suited for them.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.