Haia launches countrywide training program
Members of the Presidency for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) across the Kingdom will undergo training in various aspects of public dealing, etiquette and attitude as part of a program to improve its performance.
As many as 425 trainee members of the Haia will be participating in the training in various branches across the country.
According to the organizer, the Management Development Department at Haia is implementing the training to raise the efficiency of its members and improve their performance in addition to their administrative work in accordance with the guidelines of Haia chief Abdullatif Al-Asheikh.
There are issues of misusing the social media and Internet by individuals with deviant ideology to disrupt society, while some use the technology for immoral practices, according to a Haia source.
As part of its plan to curb the spread of unapproved practices, Haia announced Saturday that with the cooperation of some hackers, it had managed to penetrate 1,254 pornographic and atheistic accounts on social networking sites in a month. In addition, it had shut down 54 porn accounts in three days.
According to the Haia, there are 17 training sessions in total designed for field members and administrators in several specialties and skills.
The series of trainings will be held in different parts of the Kingdom. They will include a “model lecture in field work” in Riyadh, “basic knowledge and skills for Haia members” in Al-Kharj, Qassim and Dalam and “skills to deal with extortion issues” in the Makkah region.
The trainings are expected to hone the skills of Haia members while working with the public at large and to ensure the implementation of Islamic guidelines in all spheres of life in the Kingdom.