Saudi Arabia celebrates the International Day of Charity on Sept. 5. The cabinet has approved the organization of the National Center for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector. This will regulate the nonprofit sector and keep it in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. One of the Vision’s goals is to increase the sector’s contribution to the GDP to 5 percent and raise the number of volunteers to one million by 2030. According to the Center, there are 3,156 non-profit organizations in the Kingdom.
The Center helps charitable institutions to develop constructive plans to achieve their goals based on their principles and values. And seeks to spread the culture of charitable work. Charitable organizations in the Kingdom engage in a wide range of activities, from promoting family health. And also for helping those in need to secure shelter to implementing programs to make working families self-reliant. Assisting young people seeking to acquire professional skills for the labor market. Also working to establish the Charitable Societies Support Fund, one of the most critical components of the charitable sector system.
This done by providing services to enable the Fund operate. Similarly companies, institutions, and departments of expertise sought. This done to activate this vital project in what is one of the most critical sectors. Similarly providing various services to the community to promote the spread of charitable work and the non-profit sector in all regions of the Kingdom. Therefore the national platform for donations established by the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Center.