By MD HUMAIDAN | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: A total of 400 young Saudi men and women will tie the knot next week during a mass wedding sponsored by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
Saeed Al-Niaimi, chairman of the Welfare Society for Marriage Assistance and Family Care that is organizing the event, made the announcement.
Al-Niaimi said the society not only grants young men soft loans and financial and material assistance, but also ensures that they get discounts on furniture. The society organizes awareness programs for them before and after marriage.
He said so far 24,750 young Saudi men benefited from the society’s loans that amounted to more than SR149.5 million. The chairman also said 875 young Saudi men and women benefited from the society’s awareness programs.
“We have distributed more than 180,000 publications on happy family life, 42 audio materials and held 127 orientation sessions which were attended by 4,406 young men and women,” he said.