NEOM employees volunteer to support local charities

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Tue, 2021-05-04 22:00

JEDDAH: As part of a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, NEOM launched a volunteer initiative to support local families during Ramadan, in collaboration with Al Bir Charity and Haqal Charity, both in Tabuk.

NEOM employees also volunteered to support the two charities, by packing and distributing food baskets containing all the necessities local families require during Ramadan.

Meshari Al-Motairi, government relations executive director at NEOM, said: “NEOM is embarking on a series of volunteering initiatives designed to assist our neighbouring communities. Our goal is to advocate, support and empower local communities through educational programs, social engagement activities and the creation of employment opportunities.”

He said NEOM was committed to supporting local communities.

NEOM recently launched an initiative to provide employment opportunities for local residents. Between 2020 and 2025, NEOM aims to provide training and upskilling programs to at least 7,000 people from the surrounding area to enhance their employment prospects.

Since 2020, NEOM has also provided English language and information technology courses for more than 1,000 residents from the surrounding area.

NEOM’s CSR Department has also organized a series of workshops in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Think Tech to spread digital literacy and increase digital awareness.

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