1999 News Story

Crown Prince at Centennial events of Jeddah's 'Help Center'

Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard, today patronized the celebrations marking the centennial of the event that led to the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which were organized by the Markaz Al-Aoun (Help Center) for disabled children in Jeddah.  He was received by Deputy Governor of Makkah Province Prince Saud Bin Abdulmohsin, a number of officials, and members of the family of the late Ahmed Juffali, who set up the Center. Addressing the gathering, Khalid Ahmed Al-Jaffali said the Center, established in 1985 with three children and three social workers, now accommodates 320 boys and girls and 200 supervisors.  Crown Prince Abdullah toured the newly-opened early intervention department, which takes care of disabled children from birth up to the age of three.  There are eighty children receiving care in this department.