Saudi Authority for People with Disabilities organizes sign language workshop for government agencies
The workshop aims to teach the fundamentals of communication with deaf people and those with hearing impairments
Updated 55 min 39 sec ago
RIYADH: The Saudi Authority for People with Disabilities organized a workshop for a variety of government sectors titled Fundamentals of communication in sign language” in Riyadh.
The workshop aims to teach the fundamentals of communication with deaf people and those with hearing impairments, as well as to raise awareness in government sectors about dealing and communicating with deaf people.
The workshop was attended by several government agencies, including the National Center for Events, the General Entertainment Authority, the National Center for Measuring the Performance of Public Agencies, the General Authority for Visual and Audiovisual Media, and many others.
The participants had hands-on experience with people with hearing impairments and how to communicate successfully with them.
This program also aims to create awareness among government agencies on the rights of people with hearing disabilities to achieve an inclusive society with sustainable service delivery.
The authority has worked on several awareness workshops for interacting with people with disabilities to achieve an inclusive society that promotes integration and is in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Saudi Vision 2030 objectives.
Sulaiman Alrumaikhan, a social communication manager at the authority, told Arab News: “The workshop … is a clear step toward ensuring the integration of people with disabilities into society.”
The establishment of such workshops has a tremendous impact on boosting awareness and, as a result, the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities into the labor market and society, he added.
Alrumaikhan added that sign language could be used in various sectors by having their relevant authority train them in the language.
Saudi Tourism Development Fund launches program to support 10,000 SMEs
Program is divided into three subcategories covering key financial aspects of tourism establishments
It will run alongside the TDF Grow initiative, which assists startups
Updated 29 November 2022
RIYADH: The Saudi Tourism Development Fund announced the launch of the Tourism Aid program to support 10,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kingdom, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The program is divided into three subcategories that cover key financial aspects of establishments in the industry: conducting trials, innovation and hospitality.
Through the program, the TFD will provide both financial and non-financial assistance to SMEs with various goals, such as launching new commercial projects or expanding businesses through a tourism value chain approach. It will run alongside the TDF Grow initiative, which connects startup founders with leading local and international entities in the public and private sectors in order to drive economic impact and commercial opportunities.
TDF Grow offers a variety of non-financial services to assist startups and strengthen their businesses by providing direct market access. It is constructing an innovative collaboration workspace in Riyadh to help develop a tourism industry that values partnerships and collaboration.
TDF Grow’s pre-seed program also educates entrepreneurs on the most recent industry trends and enables them to conceptualize, navigate and validate the market relevance of their business.
“Micro, small and medium enterprises are the backbone of all economies around the world, and often due to the limited resources and experience with this business model, they face challenges in developing their business and realizing their visions,” TFD CEO Qusai Al-Fakhri said.
“The program, which we announced today, will help (enterprises) with opportunities for growth, whether through financing, exchanging expertise or offering consultations,” Al-Fakhri added.
Riyadh governor sponsors MOUs to boost region’s youth development
Agreements outline the launch of youth programs which promote cooperation in research and science
Updated 29 November 2022
RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar sponsored the signing of two memorandums of understanding between the Riyadh Region Youth Council, the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue, and the National Center for Mental Health Promotion, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The agreements outline the launch of several youth programs and activities which promote cooperation in research and science. They aim to boost the intellectual and social development in the region.
The agreements were signed by the Riyadh Region Youth Council Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Kohaiz, KACND Secretary-General Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Fawzan, and NCMH Director General Dr. Abdul Hamid Al-Habib.
Saudi Arabia extends term for $5 billion Egypt central bank deposit
The Kingdom made the $5 billion deposit in Egypt’s central bank in March
The extension aims to enhance economic stability in Egypt
Updated 29 November 2022
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday extended the term for a $5 billion deposit the Kingdom made to Egypt’s central bank, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The extension comes at the directive of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and aims to enhance economic stability in Egypt.
There is continuous communication between authorities in the two countries in order to enhance coordination, especially with regard to pumping numerous investments in foreign currencies into the Egyptian market in addition to Saudi deposits, SPA said.
It is hoped that these investments will contribute to opening new funding channels with regional and international organizations, SPA added.
The Kingdom made the $5 billion deposit in Egypt’s central bank in March after the country came under increasing financial pressure following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.