Alwaleed Philanthropies and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), took their Medical, Educational and Socio-cultural Caravan to Jordan for the first time last December. It also carried out school maintenance work and donated educational materials and winter clothes to schoolchildren.
The programme, which aims to serve remote areas that lack access to healthcare, provided free medical consultations for the residents of Al-Joufah in gynaecology, paediatrics, cardiology, ENT, and other specialties.
The Deputy Director General of ISESCO, Dr. Amina Al-Hajri, stressed that the ‘health affairs are one of the most important priorities of the organisation’s development policies that still face a problem between spending on the health sector and ensuring access to health services’.
The initiative aimed to reach 15,000 people in four days across Al-Joufah in the Southern Shouneh District in Jordan.
Rem Abu Khayal, the Assistant Manager of Public Relations and Media in Alwaleed Philanthropies, praised the great efforts made by the staff: ‘We started working together with ISESCO in activating the Medical, Social and Educational Caravan Project in 2015, and after the success of four courses in Morocco: Guelmim, Azilal, Al Hoceima and Errachidia and three in Sub-Saharan Africa: Dakar, Bamako and Abidjan, we, during these exciting moments, are celebrating the success of the eighth caravan and the achievement of its desired goals in the Joufah District’.
For more on the initiative see: http://www.alwaleedphilanthropies.org