KSRelief supports Syrian farmers, students

KSRelief distributes fuel on a monthly basis to ensure the irrigation of crops and improve agricultural production. (SPA/photo)
Updated 14 October 2018

KSRelief supports Syrian farmers, students

  • KSRelief offered schoolbags containing school tools and supplies to 50,000 Syrian children in nearly 500 schools
  • It also provided training courses for the development of 525 teachers and administrators

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has been supporting agricultural projects in northern Aleppo, Syria, by distributing diesel fuel for irrigation pumps and farms.

During September, 91,260 liters of diesel was distributed to irrigation pumps in 426 agricultural farms, covering an area of 9,126 sq. km in 33 villages.

The distribution will continue on a monthly basis to ensure the irrigation of crops and improve agricultural production.

The project seeks to ensure self-sufficiency and job creation in the Aleppo countryside, where most of the people are farmers. The number of direct beneficiaries of this project is 2,264.

Separately, KSRelief offered 50,000 Syrian children in nearly 500 schools schoolbags containing school tools and supplies. 

It provided training courses for the development of 525 teachers and administrators, and launched awareness-raising campaigns in targeted areas to encourage students to return to school and to address the drop-out phenomenon.

“This project is in response to the great need in Syria to bring students back to the educational process because a large number of them have been deprived of continuing their education,” said the coordinator of one of the educational projects of KSRelief in northern Syria, adding that the role of education is vital in shaping future generations.

 


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)
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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.