The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), the charity arm of Saudi Arabia, signed on Tuesday an agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); to provide educational services for children as well as to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The agreement will benefit 18,250 children at an estimated cost of $619,980, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday; citing a statement from KSrelief.
The agreement was signed by KSrelief's assistant general supervisor for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Beez; and UNICEF's representative in the Gulf, Eltayeb Adam at KSrelief's headquarters in Riyadh.
Speaking on the occasion, Hana Omar; director of the community support department at KSrelief, said the center is keen on supporting education in affected countries; whether in times of humanitarian crises or difficult economic situations or currently with the spread of COVID-19."
He also said that the agreement aims to support the educational process in Somalia and help children continue; their education as education is the pillar of sustainable development.
For his part, Adam said the agreement "will help provide a suitable environment for children to also continue their education and obtain psychological support and developmental and social services."