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Alwaleed Philanthropies delivers first instalment of cars to Careem

RIYADH, September 11, 2018

Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, delivered the first instalment of the 100 vehicles pledge to Careem as part of efforts to empower Saudi women to work as Captainahs on the ride-share platform.

Alwaleed Philanthropies distributed the cars to the Captainahs at the headquarters of Aljazirah Vehicles Agencies in Riyadh.

Alwaleed Philanthropies and Careem Company acted pursuant to the Royal Order empowering women to work as their custodians within the legal and regulatory disciplines in order to contribute to the economic development of Saudi Arabia.

The project aims to develop and invest in women's talents and to enable them to obtain suitable opportunities to contribute to the development of society and the economy, and to increase their participation in the labor force from 22 per cent to 30 per cent, as well as to contribute to reducing the financial burden on the Saudi family for the recruitment of drivers.

Careem’s Captainahs started working on the platform on June 24, with more than 2,000 women having registered, wishing to work on the leading platform, especially in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. Careem aims to add 20,000 Captainahs to the platform by 2020. The registered Captainahs will be trained intensively on the platform for intensive training in a specialised training centre for them. - TradeArabia News Service

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