Cairo: Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed have donated a total of SR30 million for non-profit charity works, Saudi media reported.
The monarch and Prince Mohammed donated SR20 million and SR10 million respectively through Ehsan (Charity), a recently launched Saudi integrated portal aimed to manage donations in the kingdom.
Ehsan was launched by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) that Prince Mohammed heads its board.
SDAIA chief Abdullah Bin Sharaf Al Ghamdi hailed the royal gestures. “This generous donation reflects interest of the country’s leaders in knowing citizens’ needs and devoting themselves to giving and spending for the common good,” he said in media remarks.
The Ehsan platform is designed to invest data and artificial intelligence to maximise impact of development projects and services by providing advanced technological solutions and building an effective system through partnerships with governmental and non-profit private sectors.
The platform is overseen by a committee comprising SDAIA, the ministries of interior, financing, health, education, human resources, justice, municipal and village affairs, and housing as well as the Saudi central bank.