Saudi Arabia’s SNAD program disburses SR90m to 4,700 beneficiaries

In this file photo, a Saudi couple sit on a bench overlooking the sea, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP)
Updated 11 July 2019

Saudi Arabia’s SNAD program disburses SR90m to 4,700 beneficiaries

  • The initiative aims to motivate youth to get married and ensure a stable social life

RIYADH: The SNAD Mohammed bin Salman program has announced the disbursement of more than SR90 million ($24 million) to 4,700 beneficiaries.

Since its launch, the program has disbursed more than SR300 million to more than 15,000 Saudis, as part of its aim to support newlyweds, promote knowledge and achieve sustainable social development.

As part of the program’s initiative to support newlyweds, applications are received via https://snad.org.sa/marriage.

Applicants’ data and conditions are verified on an ongoing basis in cooperation with government authorities.  

The initiative aims to motivate youth to get married and ensure a stable social life. The program envisages sustainable development through social cooperation that ensures a decent life for all citizens in line with the teachings of Islam. 

 

 

 


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.