President of Umm Al-Qura University Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail witnessed signing of the tripartite cooperation agreement between the Deanship of Students Affairs and Salem bin Mahfouz Foundation for the project of establishing, supporting and activating volunteering unit of the university male and female students in addition to Ghadan for Consulting & Capacity Building as a designer and supporter of the volunteering programs and initiatives. Present in the signing ceremony were; the UQU Vice President for Educational Affairs Prof. Abdulaziz bin Rashad Al-Sorouji and the vice dean of the Student Affairs for Counseling, Guidance and Community Partnership who serves also as the supervisor of the volunteering unit Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleem Al-Harbi. The meeting took place at the university campus in Abdyia.
The agreement was signed by the Dean of Students Affairs Dr. Amro bin Taha Al-Saggaf, the CEO of Salem bin Mahfouz Charity Foundation Eng. Mamdouh bin Hassan Al-Harbi and the CEO of Ghadan Establishment Mr. Muayed bin Osama Baqabas.
Meanwhile, the UQU President Prof. Abdullah Bafail praised the support attached to the university by the wise leadership in such manner which contributed to creating the proper educational environment for science and learning. He added that such initiative would contribute to localizing, disseminating and boosting the institutional volunteering work culture amongst the university male and female students and provide them with the stimulant environment to participate in the volunteering works, which upgrade the university's educational status and its responsibility towards the community.
He also praised the support provided by the Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Issa for the works and activities of the university extending his thanks to all those involved in the establishment of the volunteering teams in the university.
For his part, the Dean of Students Affairs Dr. Amro bin Taha Al-Saggaf said; out of these programs, the university endeavors to establish 12 volunteering teams in the humanitarian, medical and environmental fields pointing that these volunteering programs target about 10 thousand male and female students. He added that the main purpose of this agreement is to consolidate volunteering work culture amongst the university male and female students and provide the needed training and qualification to have ambassadors in the field of community volunteering work.