Alwaleed Philanthropies has delivered a third instalment of cars to support and enable Saudi women to work as ‘captains’, for the Careem platform in Saudi Arabia. The organisation that collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental and educational institutions aims to empower women and allow them to become more independent and participate in wider economic development and society. The initiative with the Dubai-based vehicle for hire company also aspires to help women seek equal opportunities for employment. In the pledge that enriches the Saudi workforce and boosts the economy’s development, Alwaleed Philanthropies’s project is offering 100 vehicles to Careem.
“It is crucial that we take a more circular approach to overcoming challenges and providing support. Helping with skills and tools key to success is important, however what is more important is the correct route to developing long-term income for an individual. Working together with partners across a spectrum of industries allows us to find the right solutions and provide opportunities for individuals to flourish,” HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal AlSaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, said during a Riyadh event as he presented the cars. He also said the goal with the Careem project is to further develop and invest in women’s talents and increase their participation in the labour force from 22 to 30 percent.
Our S-G @Lamia1507 & our Executive Manager emphasized on the role of women in enhancing understanding & building bridges of communication to achieve cultural integration between communities in the panel discussion held at @ACMCU at Georgetown University. pic.twitter.com/7P2NZBY58o— الوليد للإنسانية (@alwaleed_philan) March 9, 2020
In addition, 15 other cars were offered to The Physically Disabled Adults Association (Harakia). The third instalment will help enhance quality of life for people in the Kingdom who have lower body disabilities. The initiative in partnership with Harakia, which equips disabled people with basic skills they need to gain employment, providing them with a greater ability to participate in society and the economy’s development, will allow those with special needs to become more mobile and independent. All in all, Alwaleed Philanthropies will provide 200 specially equipped cars over a seven-year period, so disabled women and men can benefit after being trained.
تماشياً مع #رؤية_السعودية_2030 ودعمنا من خلال @AlwaleedIPhilan لـ @careem و @harakiaorg لتمكين نساء وشباب الوطن ضمن مشروعيّ كابتنه ومشوارك باليد بـ٣٠٠ سيارة— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) March 9, 2020
Providing equal opportunities for Saudis via @alwaleed_philan in partnership with @careem & @harakiaorg with 300 cars pic.twitter.com/ud0v5oBqMZ
For about 40 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has worked on combatting poverty, empowering women and youth, developing communities, providing disaster relief and creating cultural understanding through education. The organisation that seeks to build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant and accepting world has initiated over 1,000 projects in nearly 200 countries, all managed by 10 Saudi women.