Riyadh – King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the National Platform for Charitable Work (Ehsan) a combined $18.6 million (SAR 70 million) on Monday.
As they launched the third iteration of the national campaign for humanitarian work through Ehsan, King Salman and the Crown Prince each gave adonation of $10.6 million (SAR 40 million) and $8 million (SAR 30 million), according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Within hours of its introduction, the campaign received several contributions totaling more than $125.3 million (SAR 470 million) from individuals, businesses, banks, and donors.
According to SPA, the programme demonstrates the Saudi leadership’s dedication to supporting humanitarian initiatives that encourage the principles of righteousness, generosity, and giving, particularly during the fasting month of Ramadan.
King Salman and the Crown Prince were thanked by Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf al-Ghamdi, the president of the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) and chairman of the Ehsan supervisory committee.
According to al-Ghamdi, “their generous donations exemplify their strong interest in supporting charitable works in a variety of fields.”
He continued by saying that the platform’s capacity to help those in need has increased as a result of the Crown Prince’s support for Ehsan.
Al-Ghamdi also emphasised Ehsan’s “dedication to developing digital services and solutions that serve various charitable fields, enabling benefactors to donate quickly and efficiently while ensuring that donations reach those in need.”