Makkah governor supports Arab Orphan Day initiative
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal sponsored the Arab Orphan Day recently. The event was organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs in the region.
The governor expressed appreciation for the event.
The Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs of the Arab League also expressed support for the project.
Participants included various associations and charitable groups involved in the protection and welfare of orphans in the region.
Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Tawi, director general of the ministry’s branch in the region, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the governor for sponsoring the event.
“The sponsorship will have a lasting and positive effect on the children who are longing for the affection of parents,” he said.
He added that the governor’s visit brought joy to the orphans. Prince Khaled has always supported social, charitable and educational projects in the region.
He noted that there were two projects for orphans in the region’s villages being set up in Makkah and Jeddah which are proof of the Saudi leadership’s concern for the orphans and will go a long way in making them realize that the Kingdom’s leadership cares about them.
“This is bolstered by the fact that each of the two projects costs SR1 million, which is a big amount, indeed, by any stretch of the imagination,” he said.
On the occasion, the different groups and associations involved in charitable projects presented a series of events and activities to celebrate the event.
These were in addition to cultural, social, educational programs and sports activities prepared for orphans in Jeddah, Taif and Makkah and other provinces in the region.
The Social Affairs Ministry sponsors programs for orphans either through its branches or associations and charities.