Awal inks services agreement with DSCA
Jeddah, July 9, 2012
Awal IT Services, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Group, recently signed an agreement with Down Syndrome Charitable Association (DSCA), towards providing a range of technical and logistic services to the association.
The agreement was signed by Prof Suzanne bint Salman Al Ghanim, secretary-general of DSCA and Abdul Rahman Obeid, marketing director at Awal.
New studies indicate that the number of children with Down syndrome in Saudi Arabia is currently over 25 thousand, with about 1000 children diagnosed with the Syndrome annually born, and it was also observed that children with Down syndrome usually die at an early age, which calls for raising awareness about this matter.
Awal’s agreement with DSCA forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme and follows its strategy to serve the Saudi community through supporting all activities aimed at reducing the prevalence of this disability and its treatment.
DSCA aims to provide financial aid and Zakat donations for families and finance rehabilitation and health care services and the different needs of these children and their families, in addition to developing and providing training programmes, related info and support services to families of children with Down syndrome.
The association also develops and provides education and rehabilitation programmes for children with Down syndrome addressing their various growth stages, in addition to developing educational material as well as practical training programs for trainers and teachers in the field of Down syndrome and mental deficiency. – TradeArabia News Service