KSRelief distributes 17,000 schoolbags to displaced students in Syria

Syrian refugees collect their share of relief goods from volunteers of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at a refugee center in Jordan. (SPA file photo)
Updated 03 November 2017

KSRelief distributes 17,000 schoolbags to displaced students in Syria

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed 17,000 schoolbags for internally displaced children in 29 schools in Syria.
Samer Al-Jetaily, spokesman of KSRelief, said that the project “Education Builds Nations” initiative to distribute schoolbags and stationery to Syrian refugee students was concluded in the Zaatari camp and covered all its school-going children.
Besides internally displaced children, the center has also organized similar projects to help refugee children in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and internally displaced Syrians to reach the largest possible number of Syrian students in these countries to ease educational expenditures on their families.
The parents of the Syrian students expressed their thanks and appreciation to the KSRelief for providing their children with the educational aid. They also appreciated Saudi Arabia’s role in standing with them in their difficult times.
In Jordan, the center distributed school supplies, including schoolbags and stationery items, to 13,000 Syrian students at the Zaatari camp.
Last month, KSRelief signed seven agreements with international and local organizations to help internally displaced persons within Syria and also Syrian refugees in neighboring countries in its relief projects.
The projects included various aid sectors such as health, water, environmental sanitation, food security, education and nutrition.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.