Alawwal gives SR1m to Disabled Children’s Association

The donation was made at a ceremony attended by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of the Disabled Children’s Association, left.
Updated 26 November 2018

Alawwal gives SR1m to Disabled Children’s Association

Alawwal Bank has donated SR1 million ($270,000) to the Disabled Children’s Association Scholarship Program. As part of the bank’s long-standing partnership with the association, the funding will provide education and rehabilitation for an additional 15 children aged four to 12. 

The financial assistance is part of an ongoing package of support for the association from Alawwal Bank. Additionally, the bank has pledged to help raise awareness about the association’s role in helping disabled children overcome their challenges, supporting their physical and psychological rehabilitation and integration into the community. 

The donation was made at a ceremony attended by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and president of the Disabled Children’s Association, along with Alawwal Bank Chairman Mubarak Al-Khafrah, managing director Soren Nikolajsen and senior representatives from the Disabled Children’s Association.

Nikolajsen said: “We have supported the Disabled Children’s Association for many years and are continually impressed by the work they do to improve the lives of young children with special needs and their families. You only need to spend a little time with some of the kids to see the positive impact they are having. We are extremely proud to be able to play our small part in this very important work.”

Abdulrahman Al-Suwailem, vice president of the council and chairman of the executive committee of the Disabled Children’s Association, said: “Alawwal Bank’s generous contributions and commitment to our cause play a pivotal role in our success working with disabled children. 

“Our partnership with the bank helps us enhance the rehabilitation programs, as well as implement new projects. Together we can brighten the future of some of the Kingdom’s children with special needs.”

Alawwal Bank has been a long-time supporter of the Disabled Children’s Association. Previously it sponsored the “Mubadarati” program, supporting children with special needs by educating the community and families on how to positively manage the specific needs of disabled children and foster rehabilitation.  

“As the Kingdom’s oldest bank, Alawwal Bank has a long track record of working with social and charitable organizations, building partnerships that make an important contribution to the welfare of the Kingdom,” the bank said in a press release.

 

 

 


Seafood lovers flock to LuLu fiesta

LuLu Hypermarket’s annual seafood festival, held in association with the National Fisheries Development Program, was attended by senior officials from the fisheries department and LuLu.
Updated 20 November 2019

Seafood lovers flock to LuLu fiesta

LuLu Hypermarket hosted its annual “Seafood Fiesta,” a showcase of more than 100 varieties of fish and shellfish across its stores in the Kingdom.
The seven-day festival, which ran until Nov. 17, was held in association with the National Fisheries Development Program, a subsidiary of the Department of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA).
LuLu honored seven Saudi fishermen who completed 50 years in the field of fishing. The seafood festival was inaugurated by Abdul Aziz A. Alshehab, general director of Fisheries Research Center, Eastern Province, at LuLu Hypermarket in Dammam. At its Jeddah branch in Amir Fawaz district, the event was inaugurated by Rada Al-Zahrani, director of the fisheries department in Jeddah, while at the Riyadh branch in Murabba district, Dr. Ali Muhammed Al-Shaikhi, CEO of National Fisheries Development Program, opened the event.
Shehim Muhammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, said: “We have always taken pride in offering fresh and high-quality seafood from around the world. Seafood Fiesta is one such event that proves the commitment of LuLu to bring the widest range of fish and shellfish that is well-loved by both the local and expat communities. We also support local produce, as we are recognized as the top seller of Samaq-certified products, which highlight fresh and cooked seafood that is promoted by the national aquaculture product certification and labeling program of the Saudi Aquaculture Society, under the guidance of MEWA.”

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LuLu honored seven Saudi fishermen who completed 50 years in the field of fishing, during the seven-day festival, which ran until Nov. 17.

From Norwegian salmon to sea bass, lobster, kingfish and much more, LuLu offered fish and shellfish products in both fresh and frozen options. Apart from the seafood offerings in the wet section, the hypermarket offered a variety of fish dishes at its hot food stations. Japanese maki, prawn pizza, grilled tuna, salmon quiche, fish masala and tuna puff were some of the main attractions at these counters.
LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retailers in the region, recently celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary in the Kingdom.
With 180 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.
LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a workforce numbering at more than 55,000.