Twenty new model neighborhood centers will be established in Jeddah to help promote social relations among residents.
The Council of the Association of Neighborhood Centers in Jeddah announced this project that aims to strengthen ties between neighbors and provide them with better services. Hassan Al-Zahrani, secretary-general of the association, said these 20 exemplary centers will be built in the upcoming five years with donations from a number of businessmen. The association is implementing a project funded by businessmen to establish 10 model neighborhood centers in Jeddah, which benefits more than 6,000 people a month. The association has the family and society as its primary targets as well as the environment, health and children.
Al-Zahrani said the project of neighborhood centers enjoys the support of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Makkah Governorate and the Association of Neighborhood Centers in the Makkah Provicne. He added that the project is keenly followed by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, and the Jeddah branch of the Association of Neighborhood Centers.
He added that the neighborhood centers project comes within the framework of the social work system the association adopts with the participation of the public and nongovernmental sectors. “We’re implementing this project because we value our social responsibility toward strengthening the social fabric of our society,” Al-Zahrani explained.
Al-Sharbatly Foundation has funded the establishment of three centers. Hassan Abbas, deputy chairman of the board of trustees of the foundation, said the centers were designed by highly qualified engineers. Abbas explained that the engineer met with the local residents and took their needs and remarks into consideration.