Alif school in Riyadh launches ‘Charity Chest’ for needy

Alif International School Riyadh launched a “Students Charity Chest” on the International Charity Day.
Updated 10 September 2019

Alif school in Riyadh launches ‘Charity Chest’ for needy

Alif International School Riyadh launched a “Students Charity Chest” on the International Charity Day. The school observed the Charity Day on Sept. 5 with a variety of programs such as tableaux, skits  and speeches, to instill the joy of giving among the children. 

Each student of the school will contribute SR1 every month to the charity chest. The collection will be used to help the needy members of society.

“Charity should be an important lesson that everyone should learn in their childhood and the school promotes charity activities among students, who volunteered to collect funds from teachers and other students, to hand over to the needy,” Principal Mohammed Musthafa said.

Luqman Pazhur, school director, said the students offered help to the Rohingya Muslim refugees by distributing food and amenities among them. They also visited deportation camps and labor camps in Riyadh to offer help and support.

“The social commitment of these little hearts is highly appreciable,” he said.

Vice Principal Dr. Daisamma Jacob and Headmaster Noushad attended the program, which was organized by the headmistress Hameeda Banu.


LuLu says no to plastic with eco-friendly shopping bags

The newly launched reusable bags and plastic bags were introduced by chief guest Majed Abdul Aziz Alfarraj in a special function at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall in Riyadh on Sept. 10.
Updated 15 September 2019

LuLu says no to plastic with eco-friendly shopping bags

LuLu Hypermarket, the region’s largest hypermarket chain, has introduced reusable bags and paper bags across its stores in the Kingdom. The initiative is part of the retailer’s environment-driven campaign to reduce plastic consumption and promote environmental protection in line with LuLu’s other social initiatives, coinciding with Saudi National Day celebrations on Sept. 23.
With LuLu’s reusable bags and paper bags, customers now have multiple options in terms of eco-friendly shopping bags.
The newly launched bags were introduced in a special function, by chief guest Majed Abdul Aziz Alfarraj, director general of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director — Saudi Arabia, LuLu Hypermarkets, at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall in Riyadh on Sept. 10.
“We are extremely honored to be the first hypermarket in the Kingdom to launch this kind of an initiative that promotes an eco-conscious lifestyle where one can enjoy shopping while caring for the environment. As part of our nationwide campaigns aiming to help the nature to thrive, we believe that these LuLu-branded reusable bags, along with the paper bags, will add a new dimension to retail shopping by sending a message to the public, urging them to be more responsible on saving resources,” said Mohammed, LuLu’s Saudi director.
Besides being well-known for its wide range of products, LuLu has always been a key promoter of social initiatives and environmental sustainability across the globe. Over the years, the retailer has initiated many projects toward these advocacies and says will continue to do the same in the future.
With 175 stores operating worldwide, LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries, which include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world, garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons everyday.
It is one of the favorite shopping destinations in Saudi Arabia, where it offers a broad selection of international products. LuLu is one of the Middle East’s top employers with its workforce numbering to 50,000.