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Saudi Crown Prince Makes Additional Donation of SR 10 Mln to Ehsan Platform

Saudi Crown Prince Makes Additional Donation of SR 10 Mln to Ehsan Platform

Sunday, 12 September, 2021 - 10:15
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 12, 2020, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a video meeting with the Shura council in the capital Riyadh. (AFP)

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has offered an additional donation of SR10 million to the National Platform for Charitable Work (Ehsan), as an extension of his previous donation to the platform during Ramadan and out of his keenness to support and empower the charitable sector.

With the new donation, the platform accumulated a total of one billion riyals (266.6 million dollars), which confirms the Kingdom’s support for the various fields covered by Ehsan – a model for social solidarity that reflects Saudi Arabia’s human values and wise leadership.

Ehsan is supervised by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), which has supported the platform technically since its launch five months ago. Its launch was initiated with SR30 million donation from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed.

In this regard, SDAIA President Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf al-Ghamdi said: “The success that the Ehsan platform has achieved in record time is a result of the Crown Prince’s continuous empowerment of all areas that serve the needy.”

“The platform is keen on continuing to achieve this mission through its services based on studying the needs of the charitable sector. Reaching one billion riyals of donations is the biggest catalyst for the platform to continue its work, which helped ensure speed, reliability and transparency for donors.”

Ehsan is the first national platform to receive this volume of donations in a record time, with the aim to bring about a qualitative leap for the donation process and increase its efficiency.

This is in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which sets among its objectives raising the contribution of the non-profit sector to the GDP.

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