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The Ministry of Labor and Social Development signs agreements with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in the areas of volunteering and supporting the non-profit sector

Publication date: 21 September 2022 - 25 Safar 1444
وزارة العمل والتنمية الاجتماعية توقع اتفاقيات مع جامعة الملك فهد للبترول والمعادن في مجالي التطوع ودعم القطاع غير ربحي

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has signed three agreements with KFUPM, two of which are concerned with the organization and empowerment of voluntary work in governmental and non-profit organizations. The third relates to the construction and development of standards and professional qualifications for non-profit sector jobs. Al Rajhi Humanitarian Foundation and Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Subaie Charity Foundation as foundations to establish volunteer units, on Thursday at the ministry's headquarters in Riyadh. The agreements were signed by the Minister of Labor and Social Development Eng. Ahmed Bin Sulaiman Al Rajhi, the Director of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dr. Sahl bin Nashaat Abduljawad and the attendance of His Excellency Deputy Minister for Social Development Dr. Tammadr Bint Yousif Al-Ramah. Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqili, Executive Vice President for Applied Studies and Research, Dr. Rashid bin Mesfar Al-Zahrani, Executive Secretary of Al-Rajhi Humanitarian Foundation and Secretary-General of the Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Subaie Foundation, Dr. Hassan bin Mohammed bin Shuraim, signed the agreements. The agreement between the Ministry and the University in this regard to support and promote volunteer work. The Ministry's signature and sponsorship of these agreements comes from the Ministry's strategies to achieve the objectives of the National Transformation Program and the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 in the field of encouraging and empowering voluntary work. The first agreement on the ministry's support for the university was the establishment of 250 volunteer units in governmental and non-profit organizations. The second agreement was to stimulate the university to fund the establishment of 100 voluntary units under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. Establishing (40) voluntary work units in non-profit organizations. The main objectives of the two agreements are the establishment of voluntary units in the governmental and non-profit sectors, and the promotion and promotion of volunteering as a systematic and sustainable impact, voluntary work planning according to development goals, To generate and design qualitative opportunities in this field, in addition to contributing to the activation of the National Portal for Volunteerism. The third agreement focused on the implementation of standards and professional qualifications for non-profit sector jobs. The main objectives of the agreement are to develop a number of standard professional standards for some non-profit sector jobs and to develop the qualification specifications for these professions. Training for each qualification with the development of measurement and evaluation tests for those qualifications for some of the main functions in the non-profit sector. The aim of this agreement is to raise the level of professional and professional performance of workers in non-profit sector organizations, and to create and generate attractive employment opportunities based on the qualification of job seekers, as well as contribute to the localization of jobs in this sector and to judge the training and rehabilitation programs provided to employees in accordance with national professional standards.

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