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King Khalid Foundation and NCB support four development projects with 800 thousand Riyals

Monday, 17 June, 2013

In cooperation with King Khalid Foundation, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) presented four financial donations at a value of 800 thousand riyals to fourcharityfoundations won the “Best Development Project”award. The award was built on the Development Donation Program’s standard, which started with developing the capabilities of foundations’ staff and ended with choosing the best development projects presented by the trainees.

NCB recently signed an agreement with King Khalid Foundation to give financial donations to the best charityfoundations that were able present a plan of a charity project. The aim of this initiative is to support training programs and build the capabilities of charity foundations’ staff to promote efficiency, effectiveness and performance, which will be positively reflected on our society.  

The winning projects were honored during a ceremony organized by King Khalid Foundation with attendance of HRH Princess Al-Bandari bint Abdul Rahman Al-Faysal, Director General, King Khalid Foundation and Eng. Mahmoud Turkistani, Vice President and Head of Social Responsibility Department at NCB, in addition to representatives of the charity foundationsthat won the donation.

The list of wining projects included: “Qualifying the Adolescents” project presented by Charity Society for Marriage & Family Care in Al Baha; “Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired” project presented by Ebsar Foundation; “My skill is enough” project presented by Albir Society Jeddah; and “Qualifying the job seekers from EnsanCommittee” project presented by Charity Committee for Orphans Care “Ensan” Riyadh. Each foundation received a financial donation at the value of 200,000 riyals.

Through its socialy responsibility programs, NCB endeavors to support and enahnce the instutitional charity and development work which is built on scientific approach. Its strategy aims to create and implement ideas and finance the programs that strive for buliding the capabilities of poeple working in the charity and development field. The best four projects were chosen based on the highest score of the program’s applicable standards.

HRH Princess Al-Bandari bint Abdul Rahman Al-Faysal, Director General, King Khalid Foundation, said: “This is the fifth time in two years that King Khalid Foundation and NCB presentdevelopment donations with the objective of supporting the Saudi non-profit sector by enhancing the culture of sustainable development work. Announcement of this donation came after the officials of those wining foundations joined a specialized workshop with the participation of 26 non-profit organizations.

“NCB interest in developing the capabilities of people working in the charity foundations comes in line with its leading role and ample record of achievements to institutionalize the social work, present social responsibility initiatives to enable our society and national economy to achieve the sustainable development inits economic, social and environmental aspects.”Eng. Mahmoud Turkistani, Vice President and Head of Social Responsibility Department at NCB, said.

“NCB is always eager to qualify people working in charity organizations and provide with will all perceptive tools to plan, follow-up and assess their development projects with the objective of enhancing their programs’ efficiency and achieve the desired goals by reaching the targeted categories.

The training program of non-profit sector’s staff covered 468 trainees from different charity foundations through the Kingdom, and about 26 projects received the finance.” Al Turkistani added.

It is worth mentioning that the program focused on enhancing the practical aspect rather than theoretical and training aspects. The existence of real and applicable cases was a crucial factor to win the development donations to enhance this trend. King Khalid Foundation and NCB brought international experts to present this program.