As part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, the National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec) announced its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with “Ensan” the Charity Committee for Orphans Care in the city of Riyadh, to support orphans and provide them with a decent living.
This agreement falls under Nadec’s commitment to the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and providing support to the Saudi society, including all charity program beneficiaries. The MOU allows for the provision of training to orphans and widows to develop their skills and professionally prepare them for their career paths and help them enhance their well-being and self-sufficiency. Potential candidates from the beneficiary orphans and widows will be given the opportunity to join Nadec’s human resources. The MOU also includes support for the organization’s projects such as the “Ramadan Basket”, and contributions to support the different programs and entertainment activities offered to the children. Furthermore, it strengthens the cooperation to raise awareness about the most cherished category of the society through awareness campaigns and organizing entertainment and educational events.
“This initiative falls within the framework of our corporate social responsibility platform. Since our inception, we have been keen to support the local community through a series of programs and activities and we are delighted to sign this MOU with the Charity Committee for Orphans Care in Riyadh “Ensan”. This long-term partnership allows us to explore new areas and methods to create positive impact for our society, and to embody the Kingdom's Vision 2030,” said Steen Hadsbjerg, CEO of the National Agricultural Development Company – (Nadec).
"The goal of our charity organization “Ensan” is to care about orphans in Riyadh and through our partnership with “Nadec”, we aim to enhance and encourage the contribution of national companies towards social responsibility and provide opportunities for the private sector to support orphans while embodying the Kingdom's Vision 2030. Ensan is eager to secure more agreements and partnerships that achieve integration between the private and the non-profit sectors to serve the beneficiaries of charity organizations and provide them with high-quality services,” said Eng. Mohammad Bin Ali Al-Yaseen, Director General of “Ensan”.
It is worth mentioning that “Ensan” was established in the year 1420 Hijri, through the generous initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, to support orphans in Riyadh. The organization currently cares for and supports around 40,000 orphans and widows through 20 branches in Riyadh. It also provides them with all necessary services, social care, as well as dedicated educational and health projects to overcome the difficulties and challenges they face in meeting their needs.
This partnership complements the efforts of the National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec) within the framework of its corporate social responsibility strategy, which is based on large-scale partnerships with various national and regional bodies and societies, including the “Society of Autism Families” association, the anti-smoking charity society “Naqaa”, the Ministry of Education, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, King Saud University, Arab Open University, the Ministry of Health, Saudi Telecom Company, Blood Bank, National Dates Center, the elderly care homes, the Royal Authority of Jubail and Yanbu, and the Childhood Welfare Association.