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2030 Vision

2030
Vision

Saudi 2030 Vision inspires us to augment our development efforts.

Community Jameel Foundation is committed to accelerating the Kingdom’s vision through spearheading a wide range of initiatives and programmes.

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Areas of Development

The five areas of development established at the Community Jameel Foundation share one main goal: Act as a catalyst to create job opportunities that lead to better lives, thereby keeping the economy thriving across various industries.

Competency Development

Community Jameel is dedicated to supporting Saudi men and women continuously develop their technical skills as per the job market requirements. The foundation has developed partnerships with various entities including: Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment and Injaz Saudi. Furthermore, it introduced new community-engagement programmes such as the Comedy Jameel Competition and Tanweer.

Competency Development
Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

In recoginition of the important role women play in the Saudi society, Community Jameel established the Nafisa Shams Academy for Arts and Crafts, as a platform that offers specialised training and incubator programmes.

Women Empowerment
Community Wellbeing

Community Wellbeing

Community Jameel is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of the Saudi society, and to that respect, established the Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital in Jeddah in 1997, and contributed to the realisation of the King Salman Center for Disability Research in 1992 in Riyadh.

Community Wellbeing
Entrepreneurs Advancement

Entrepreneurs Advancement

In 2003, microloans were provided to productive families and small businesses, in the foundation’s efforts to support entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises. In 2018, Community Jameel established Bab Rizq Jameel Microfinance- the first company licensed to provide microfinance loans in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Bab Rizq Jameel Services launched its platform, providing technical support to help facilitate and empower entrepreneurs with the expertise, learning tools, and modern technologies essential for their businesses’ growth and success. . In 2005 and 2015, the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Startup Competition in Saudi Arabia and the Pan Arab region respectively and were launched to further develop the startup landscape in Saudi Arabia.

Entrepreneurs Advancement
Competency Development

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50 innovative startups from all around the world participating in the Startup Investment Forum from March 4-6

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 14 February 2021 Show more arrow

On the sidelines of the fifth MITEF Saudi Startup Competition, coming in a fully digital version under the patronage of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Startup Investment Forum will be launched for the second year in a row from March 4 to 6, 2021. The forum is open to all startups from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those would discover the opportunities available in the Saudi market, get to learn about investors, and benefit from the insights and ideas offered by the StartSmart Conference that is held along with the forum.

The forum, which will last for three consecutive days, represents an opportunity to attract regional and international startups to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and allow them to present their projects and ideas to a network of investors, businessmen, and governmental agencies. By creating a kind of interaction between existing startups and potential investors, financing opportunities will also be there. In addition to 27 teams qualified for the finals of the MITEF Saudi Startup Competition fifth edition, the Startup Investment Forum will host 23 innovative startups from all around the globe that seek to enter the Saudi market.

On this occasion, Bayan Abdullah Alghamdi, Head of entrepreneurship programs & MITEF Saudi, said: “Through the MITEF Saudi Startup Competition and many of our programs that support the entrepreneurship sector, we do believe in the role startups play in enhancing economic growth. We are, thus, keen to work hand in hand with all public and private entities, such as the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Ministry of Investment and the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monsha'at), to support the goals of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 Vision and enhance the contribution of small and medium enterprises to the gross domestic product.”

Winners of the MITEF Saudi Startup Competition fifth edition will be announced on March 6, 2021.

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Towards broader horizons and more accessible services… Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment and a New Digital Step

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 13 January 2020 Show more arrows

With a total lockdown and a global halt of businesses, we looked at the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to open up new horizons for development in the field of recruitment. We adopt an approach built on quick response and adaptation to such an exceptional situation. Our services are provided through several new initiatives, in which individuals, governmental entities and private sector companies from all around the Kingdom have played valuable roles. The meaning of national unity is, thus, materialized and the values of a vibrant society are realized

Given the COVID-19 outbreak, various initiatives were launched. Among them comes Fazaa.tech, which serves all segments of society. “Fazaa” tends to link job seekers with those applications working to meet the needs of community members during the total lockdown. Further, the Modern Age Occupations Initiative has designed a special methodology for developing manpower by advancing digital skills and capabilities so as to let people be in line with the modern employment orientation. Kalam Jameel is another initiative, which aims to provide rich and inspiring audio content capable of revolutionizing the world of entrepreneurship and business

This step followed the success of Bab Rizq Jameel various programs. Tawteen is a program which helps institutions Saudize jobs and put into force the ministerial resolutions on the provision of 1,370 job opportunities for qualified Saudi cadres. Tahseen is another program which, by providing seasonal and interim job opportunities, helps the people of the country get additional income. In 2020, Tahseen has managed to provide 24,406 job opportunities for males and females. This is actually the highest number of seasonal job opportunities in record. Likewise, the program named Tayseer seeks to enable young people to gain experience in various flexible fields. It has succeeded in achieving a record of 2,644 job opportunities

In order to achieve the goals of an ambitious nation, whose vision harnesses technology and creativity, Rola Basamad, Senior General Manager of Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment, said, “We have worked to be part of the 2030 National Transformation Strategy with regards to supporting the competitiveness of institutions and companies through work organization. In Bab Rizq Jameel, we are committed to be among the pioneers who support economic and technical expansion. The U100 application serves the labor market in a flexible manner by providing the easiest and most reliable link between business owners and Saudi job seekers”.

It is worth mentioning that since its inception in 2003, Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment has provided more than 360,256 thousand job opportunities for Saudi men and women and has served companies in more than 110 Saudi cities.

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Monshaat and Community Jameel discuss ways to support SMEs in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | 25 October 2020 Show more arrows

As part of the mutual continuous efforts to support, develop and promote small and medium enterprises sector, the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat) discussed with the Community Jameel ways to address the challenges facing small and medium enterprises to help them adapting to the current conditions imposed by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The initiative is based on the international best practices and aims at implementing and sponsoring programs and projects to spread entrepreneurial and innovation culture, and diversifying sources of financial support for enterprises.

The discussions took place in a meeting between His Excellency the Governor of "Monshaat", Saleh Al-Rasheed and Hassan Jameel, President, Saudi Arabia of Community Jameel, in order to enhance cooperation between the two sides. Since its establishment, Monshaat has been keen to developing and supporting small and medium enterprises to enable them to thrive by leading cooperation with its strategic partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors locally and internationally.

Previous collaborations between Monshaat and Community Jameel covered several areas, including supporting and developing the financing programs provided by Bab Rizq Jameel Microfinance, cooperating in the field of entrepreneurship with the MIT Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia, supporting employment programs for small and medium enterprises in partnership with Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment, and cooperating with Bab Rizq Jameel Services in providing digital solutions for entrepreneurs.

On this occasion, Saleh Al-Rasheed said: “Monshaat supports MITEF Saudi Startup Competition, the annual competition organized by Bab Rizq Jameel, with the aim of promoting and enriching the entrepreneurial landscape in Saudi Arabia and celebrating all startups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom

From his perspective, Hassan Jameel said: “Small and medium enterprises are a vital part of the economy in Saudi Arabia and Monshaat has played an important role in supporting them. Community Jameel shares this ambition to advance the business sector and create a nurturing environment for entrepreneurial projects. Now more than ever, continued collaboration between our organizations is necessary to develop new tools that strengthen our support for businesses in the Kingdom.”