Corporate social responsibility
This verse from the Holy Quran encapsulates the overall Al Fozan Group philosophy and provides an insight into how the group undertakes philanthropic activities.
Al Fozan is not just about business: an unshakable belief prevails within the group that its member companies, owners and employees are a serious force for good in the societies in which they work. This is best highlighted in the work of the Al Fozan Social Foundation, which has pressed ahead with game-changing social initiatives that are unique in Saudi Arabia today.
AL FOZAN SOCIAL FOUNDATION
Ertiqa: The Computer Rehabilitation Charitable Organization. Ertiqa is a new and exciting social initiative that helps preserve and prolong the life of computers and other IT hardware.
Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture
This award was launched in October 2012 with the aim of creating an international programme that raises awareness of contemporary mosque architecture by focusing on best practice in the design, construction and maintenance of mosques.
A state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre is being constructed for the handicapped that will provide comprehensive facilities for wide-ranging rehabilitation programmes.
ITA'AM - Saudi Food Bank
The foundation launched the Ita’am initiative in 2010 to help feed the underprivileged by distributing excess food from hotels, banquets and wedding parties to the poor and needy.
Tasweer well fence
Numerous deaths occur each year in the desert as unwary travellers fall into disused water wells and caverns.
The foundation provides valuable support to ‘Khawater’, a famous Ramadhan show on MBC television that seeks to enlighten young Saudis on the vital role they can play in social services.
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR RETAIL SALES SKILLS – NCRS
Developed by the foundation, NCRS offers free training to 300 young Saudis each year in retail trade skills to allow them to undertake roles in the retail sector in the Kingdom.
Al Fozan Facilitated Housing
The foundation recognizes that there are many needy people in Saudi Arabia living in poor circumstances and this has stimulated the development of Al Fozan Facilitated Housing to help provide improved living conditions for the largest possible number of needy families.
Ertiqa: The Computer Rehabilitation Charitable Organization. Ertiqa is a new and exciting social initiative that helps preserve and prolong the life of computers and other IT hardware. In doing so the programme helps protect the environment and build a culture of sustainability.
Ertiqa plays a major role in the education sector through helping the Ministry of Education raise educational standards even higher through the optimization of the use of both computers and training programmes. Ertiqa’s dream is to establish interactive IT clubs at both boys’ and girls’ elementary schools across the Kingdom under an outstanding initiative known as ‘Learn to Progress’.
Under this programme, up to 15,000 schools and 2.5 million children are encouraged to think critically, solve problems, attain increased levels of self-expression and, ultimately, unleash their full potential using computers and related software such as MIT Media Lab programmes with allied support from Microsoft and Intel.
Going further still, Ertiqa has partnered with the Association for Orphans’ Care, the Directorate of Prisons in the Eastern Province and other government agencies to set up computer clubs.