The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque has recruited about 1500 women to serve female pilgrims and visitors of the Grand Mosque, of whom 600 are women in the Technical and Service Affairs Agency at the Presidency, 50 for electric vehicles, and 850 in the Presidency for Women’s Development Affairs Agency.
50% of them work in the General Administration of Service Affairs and the Department of Doors, Yards and Transportation Services, Cleaning and Carpets, and the Zamzam Watering Unit and the rest are distributed to the following departments General Administration for Guidance and Instructional Affairs, General Administration for Scientific and Intellectual Affairs, Administration of Arts and Educational Affairs, And the General Administration of Administrative Affairs, Planning, Institutional and Technical Excellence, the General Department of Relations, Media and Communication, and the General Department of Internal Auditing).
Her Excellency the Deputy President for Women’s Development Affairs, Dr. Al-Anoud bint Khalid Al-Aboud, confirmed that this comes within the future presidency’s plan for transformational initiatives (2024), which aims to raise the level of services provided in the Two Holy Mosques to the highest levels of quality in line with the generous aspirations of the leadership Al-Rasheedah – may Allah support her -, and to empower women and serve them to female pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque, in line with the Kingdom’s vision (2030).
Al-Aboud stated that women have unparalleled support from His Excellency the General President for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque Sheikh Professor Dr. Abdul-Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais, because of the high educational qualification that Saudi women have obtained through distinguished educational institutions inside and outside the country, and they are also distinguished in Performing her work and duties towards her religion and homeland, especially in the service of female pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque, in light of what is provided by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz – may Allah preserve them.
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Al-Abboud appealed to all female workers at the Grand Mosque for more, saying: “You have excelled during the past years, and you have excelled in light of the current circumstances (the circumstances of the Corona pandemic), and this is evidence that Saudi women are able to give and contribute to the advancement of growth, so what we have to do is add to excellence, distinction, and creativity. We work in the purest areas and in the service of the guests of Rahman”.