Saudi Arabia trains hundreds of women to serve at two grand mosques

General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques says it has so far trained around 600 female employees


News Desk September 26, 2021

Saudi Arabia on Friday announced that it had trained hundreds of female employees to serve at the two Holy mosques, Arab News reported.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said that it has so far trained around 600 female employees of its agencies or assisting agencies.

The Women’s Development Affairs Agency, led by Al-Anoud Al-Aboud, deputy president for women’s development affairs, employs 310 of those women, the report added.

Meanwhile, around 200 women work for the Agency for Women’s Scientific, Intellectual and Guidance Affairs, led by Noura Al-Thuwaibi.

Read more: Saudi Arabia appoints hundreds of women to serve at Khana-e-Kaaba

The rest of the trained women work at the Agency for Women’s Administrative and Service Affairs, under the leadership of Kamelia Al-Daadi, the general presidency said in a statement.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had appointed hundreds of women to serve female pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque – Khana-e-Kaaba – in Makkah.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques appointed around 1,500 females in its different departments to serve female visitors, Arab News reported while quoting Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

A total of 600 women have been recruited by the Technical and Service Affairs Agency.

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