Saudi ‘Ehsan’ Campaign: Social Unity Reaches Millions

The fourth edition of the Saudi annual national campaign for charitable activities was inaugurated with generous donations from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)
The fourth edition of the Saudi annual national campaign for charitable activities was inaugurated with generous donations from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)
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Saudi ‘Ehsan’ Campaign: Social Unity Reaches Millions

The fourth edition of the Saudi annual national campaign for charitable activities was inaugurated with generous donations from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)
The fourth edition of the Saudi annual national campaign for charitable activities was inaugurated with generous donations from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)

As Islam’s holy month of Ramadan begins, people’s hearts open, eager to do good deeds and help those in need.

The fourth Saudi annual national campaign for charitable activities shows how individuals and Saudi organizations are competing to give generously.

This year's campaign was kickstarted by significant donations from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, through the Ehsan platform.

Within hours of launching last Friday, donations exceeded SAR 1 billion, highlighting the community’s eagerness to contribute. The campaign continues to accept donations until the end of Ramadan.

The Ehsan platform offers diverse opportunities for charitable donations, catering to various needs. From supporting families who have lost their breadwinners to helping patients struggling with illness and poverty, the platform addresses a wide range of challenges.

Donations can also aid debtors and those in need by covering electricity bills through the “Taysirat” service.

Additionally, the platform provides assistance for individuals facing legal obligations and offers opportunities for supporting emergency relief projects worldwide in collaboration with the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid.

At Ehsan’s headquarters in Riyadh, a team acts as a central hub, working tirelessly throughout the campaign. They track donations, encourage competition in doing good, and share stories of kindness on social media.

The platform’s social media profiles showcase individuals and organizations giving generously to support charitable causes, maximizing their impact and contributing to the national charity campaign.

At the exhibition accompanying the fourth edition of the national charity campaign, visitors can see the results of the campaign through various projects nearing completion or already in progress.

The exhibition showcases the nearly completed “Salam” Endowment Hospital project in Madinah, the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

It is located near the Prophet’s Mosque and boasts 14 floors, including an emergency department, intensive care unit, and dialysis center.

Moreover, interactive displays at the fair illustrate the impact of donor generosity in various charitable and developmental areas, highlighting nationwide contributions.

The exhibition also introduced the Ehsan Endowment Fund, launched last January to ensure financial sustainability for charitable endeavors, enabling individuals and organizations to invest and allocate returns to diverse charitable activities in collaboration with over 1,700 local organizations.

Ehsan has positively impacted over 4.8 million people across education, social, health, relief, environmental, economic, and technological sectors.

Donations continue 24/7 during Ramadan, totaling over SAR 6.2 billion. Aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, Ehsan promotes a culture of donation and supports community projects and humanitarian causes, enabling secure donations.



Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA
DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA
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Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA
DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events designed to entertain and delight residents and visitors.

The celebrations are taking place in iconic locations around Diriyah, including At-Turaif district and Bujairi Terrace.

The festivities commenced on the first day of Eid and will continue for four days, DGDA said in a statement. Engaging live performances, such as the traditional Al-Ardha and Al-Samari and interactive shows in At-Turaif, will ensure entertainment for all who attend and invite everyone to participate in the celebration.

Highlights of the celebration will include Arabian horse shows, Henna, and candy distribution via roaming classic cars, all of which will add to the celebratory spirit, it said.

According to the statement, DGDA will distribute 25,000 cash gifts (Eidiya) and 10,000 Eid chocolate gifts to families and visitors.

DGDA will host events in three parks, each featuring ten pavilions that showcase Diriyah's cultural legacy.

Bujairi Terrace will be a focal point of the celebrations, hosting a variety of cultural events, live musical performances, and art installations. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in the traditional art of drawing on pottery cups adorned with Najdi inscriptions, and the immersive 'Diriyah Calligrapher' experience will offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Diriyah.

Diriyah's celebrations, during Eid and other significant occasions, have consistently drawn thousands of visitors from within the Kingdom and beyond. "These programs, rooted in Diriyah's rich culture and heritage, offer unforgettable experiences that leave a lasting impression on all who attend," the statement said.