Special needs children step up to the starting line in Jeddah

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The 8th ‘Let’s walk the Walk Together’ race in Jeddah attracted more than 800 children with special needs. (Photo/Supplied)
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The 8th ‘Let’s walk the Walk Together’ race in Jeddah attracted more than 800 children with special needs. (Photo/Supplied)
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The 8th ‘Let’s walk the Walk Together’ race in Jeddah attracted more than 800 children with special needs. (Photo/Supplied)
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The 8th ‘Let’s walk the Walk Together’ race in Jeddah attracted more than 800 children with special needs. (Photo/Supplied)
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Updated 23 December 2019

Special needs children step up to the starting line in Jeddah

  • Volunteer groups support more than 4,000 participants in Jeddah race organized by Help Center

JEDDAH: More than 800 children with special needs joined runners, walkers and wheelchair riders in the 8th “Let’s Walk the Walk Together” race in Jeddah. The event, organized by the Help Center, highlighted the skills and abilities of people with special needs.
Volunteer groups, such as the Montaha, Snap and Sawasih teams, provided support for the athletes and 4,000 participants in the race.
Groups including the Ministry of Health, Juice Master, Jeddah Bloggers, Darj Jeddah, Masafat Club and Bliss Runners set up awareness stations on the marathon course.
Maha Al-Juffali, director of the Help Center, praised government agencies, especially the Makkah governorate, Jeddah mayoralty, the Ministry of Health, traffic police, Civil Defense and the Red Crescent, for their support.
Male runners who completed the 2,000 meter race in a record time were Hussain Al-Selafi from Tender Loving Center, Badr Ghassan from Maan Center, and Ahmed Ibrahim Moqaddam from Center Dirat Ajdady.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Male runners who completed the 2,000-meter race in a record time were Hussain Al-Selafi from Tender Loving Center, Badr Ghassan from Maan Center and Ahmed Ibrahim Moqaddam from Center Dirat Ajdady.

• Female runners who completed the race in a record time were Hind Bughshan from Tender Loving Center, Safiya Ba-Aqeel from Dirat Ajdad, Marya Ba-Fakeik from Tender Loving Center, and Deemah Al-Saeedi Help Center.

Female runners who completed the race in a record time were Hind Bughshan from Tender Loving Center, Safiya Ba-Aqeel from Dirat Ajdad, Marya Ba-Fakeik from Tender Loving Center, and Deemah Al-Saeedi Help Center.
Jeddah Mayor Saleh Al-Turki  presented awards to the winners.
“Kafak,” a book that deals with sports for people with intellectual disabilities, was also launched during the event.


Saudi deputy defense chief receives Yemeni president

Updated 26 November 2020

Saudi deputy defense chief receives Yemeni president

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman received Yemen’s President  Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Wednesday.
Prince Khalid said they discussed the situation in Yemen. The minister also reaffirmed the commitment of the leadership of the Kingdom to the stability of Yemen.
In a tweet, early on Thursday, the minister said to the president that the Saudi leadership wanted security and progress for the Yemeni people. He assured the president that implementing of the Riyadh Agreement will move forward to promote peace and stability,  prioritizing the interest of Yemeni people.