Vision 2030: Ministry widens nonprofit sector’s role

Vision 2030: Ministry widens nonprofit sector’s role
Updated 15 August 2016

Vision 2030: Ministry widens nonprofit sector’s role

Vision 2030: Ministry widens nonprofit sector’s role

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has empowered nonprofit organizations in the Kingdom to widen their role in providing social services.
The move comes within Vision 2030 and the objectives set by the National Transformation Program 2020 to develop social services because of their effectiveness and fairness.
Khaled Abalkhail, spokesman for the ministry, said plans are being drawn up to promote activities, programs and initiatives for the voluntary sector in the fields of humanity, charity work and care services.
Such schemes enable charitable organizations to offer services and carry them out after they are given by the ministry, said Abalkhail.
Meanwhile, the ministry signed an agreement with Al-Wedad Charity Foundation on offering services to orphans, which is a stepping stone for achieving the strategic transformation.
According to the agreement, the foundation is taking care of children with special conditions whose age is not less than two years, and they will be fostered by suitable families to raise them with great values.
The signing ceremony was led by minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani and Al-Wedad Chairman Hussein Bahri at the ministry’s headquarters.
The spokesman clarified that the ministry is seeking to combine services and aid through nonprofit organizations by assigning them to foundations and extending their reach to beneficiaries. Another agreement is expected to be signed in favor of assisting newlyweds, senior citizens and people with disabilities.