KSRelief distributes 17,000 schoolbags to displaced students in Syria

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

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.