Mobily launches project to support children with disabilities

Middle East, December 17 2015

KSA: Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched ‘Mobily Customers’ project to support the Disabled Children’s Association, under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

For this purpose, a unified number 5050 has been allocated to the charity and all proceeds from donations through the code will be channeled towards ‘Khair Makkah’ project, said a statement.

The agreement, in this regard was signed between Prince Sultan, chairman of Disabled Children’s Association and Mobily CEO at Al Faisaliah Hotel as part of the Second National Forum for recruiting people with disabilities, in the presence of a large number of company officials, members of board and directors and members of the charitable association, it said.

Ahmed Farroukh, Mobily’s chief executive officer, said: “We are grateful to His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman for his appreciation of Mobily’s initiatives in the area of CSR; we are also happy to be among the patrons and sponsors of the association.

“We are keen to help overcome all obstacles and support the Association with their mission. We will also play our part in motivating different segments of society to contribute to the success of this and similar projects. We are proud to be a part of this society and we believe that as a responsible corporate citizen, it is important for us to remain engaged with the community and provide as much support from our end as possible.”

Mobily customers can send 1 to the number 5050 to provide monthly support to the initiative with contribution of SR12 ($3.1), or send 5 to 5050 to support the Khair Makkah project with SR12 per month; customers can also send 11 to 5050 to donate on behalf of their parents or send a blank message to 5050 to donate SR10 for one time only.

The service will enable Mobily customers to help support Khair Makkah project and to facilitate children with disabilities; the proceeds will help in building and developing six residential and care centers for provision of integrated system of treatment and rehabilitation of children with disabilities.

Source: TradeArabia News Service

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