Boeing Global Engagement
Boeing Global Engagement remains one of Boeing’s core values. The communities where Boeing operates around the world are among its most important stakeholders. Global engagement is as integral to the company as its expertise in flight and technology. Boeing is an active member of the community in Saudi Arabia, focusing on education, health and human services, and supporting a number of nonprofit organizations. For example, the company supports the following:
- King Salman Center for Disability Research – Riyadh: Training school teachers and parents about people with learning disabilities.
- King Abdulaziz Charity for Women – Al Jouf: Delivering special training courses for women from poor or limited-income families and from different parts of the region, and providing work-placement training.
- Hope for Exceptional Needs – Jeddah: Delivering early intervention programs for children with disabilities and their parents.
- Al Ihsan Medical Charity – Jazan: Delivering specially arranged regular medical visits by specialists to remote areas in the region without medical facilities.
- Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association – Riyadh: Providing full medical treatment to non-Saudi resident children with cancer diseases who are not allowed in government hospitals and can’t afford a private hospital.
- Prince Fahad bin Salman Charity Association for Renal Patients Care (Kellana) – Riyadh: Supplying dialysis machines to Kellana to be distributed to hospitals across the kingdom for care of patients with kidney failure.
- Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women – Riyadh: Supporting women’s workforce development programs that help women prepare to enter the job market.
- INJAZ Saudi Arabia – Jeddah: Strategic partnerships agreement sponsoring Saudi schools within the “SAFEER Initiative,” which aims to help students have the qualifications and capacities to enter the job market after graduation.
- Zahra Breast Cancer Association – Riyadh: Raising awareness and highlighting the importance of early detection of breast cancer to women in KSA, providing “train the trainer” sessions for effective methods for early detection of breast cancer, and promoting regular visits for breast cancer screening.
- Prince Majid Women Association – Jeddah: Delivering job-market training for low-income people in the 18 to 35 age group.
- Saut: The Voice of Down Syndrome Society – Riyadh: Advocating for and serving people with Down syndrome and their families in Saudi Arabia. The grant funds the infant portion of Saut’s early intervention program, spanning the age range from birth to 2 years old.
- ENSAN: Charity Committee for Orphans Care – Riyadh: Identifying and supporting talented and creative orphans through ENSAN’s Human Talent project, an educational program.
- BENAA Charity Association – Eastern Province: Accrediting training centers that teach computer skills in the English language as well as accrediting centers that teach communication skills.
- Charitable Society for Special Needs at Jubail Industrial City (ERADAH) – Jubail: Training special education teachers to increase the number of high-quality teachers working in special education settings across all charitable schools; exposing teachers to the special education setting; and enhancing their repertoire of skills and knowledge to teach in contemporary special education settings.
- Onaizah Association for Development and Human Services – Onaizah: An integrated project qualifying and preparing professional special education specialists to become autism program trainers, in accordance with applied behavioral analysis methodology.
- Mawaddah Women Charity for Reduction of Divorce and Its Effects – Riyadh: The program is designed to teach divorced women to be financially independent.
- Disabled Children Association – Riyadh: The program is designed to prepare an integrated package to assist speech and language specialists in assessing and diagnosing language capabilities.
- Charitable Society for Orphan Care (ENSAN): The sponsorship of gifted and creative individuals project (the human talent) is an educational program that aims to identify talented and creative orphans and provide educational, social, behavioral and psychological care for them.
Boeing continues to receive recognition for its efforts in supporting the community over the years. Boeing has received awards from the King Salman Center for Disability Research for supporting a disability research project; Saut the Voice of Down Syndrome Society in 2015; Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association in 2014 and 2015; INJAZ Saudi Arabia in 2016, Prince Majid Women Society in 2016, and the Onaizah Association for Development and Humanitarian Services in 2016.
For six consecutive years, Boeing has also been an active participant in the Janadriyah festival to celebrate Saudi Arabian culture and showcase Boeing products and services. In 2017, Boeing succeeded in bringing the Above and Beyond exhibit, an interactive tribute to flight innovation, to Janadriyah.
Volunteering is one of the ways Boeing employees can help build better communities worldwide. In September 2015, several Boeing Saudi Arabia employees volunteered to visit children battling cancer. The volunteers contributed through Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association, which facilitated the visits and organized several events that volunteers could take part in with the children.