Just as we enable opportunities for people at home and around the world through the energy of our petroleum resources, we also enable opportunities through the energy of our people.
While the Kingdom has witnessed remarkable social and economic development in recent decades, safe, healthy, and vibrant communities remain the foundation for future progress and development.
We engage communities globally and throughout the Kingdom with a wide range of programs that build on the country’s cultural and social traditions to facilitate greater economic opportunities while instilling sustainable environmental practices. By providing enhanced skills, practices, and tools to a broad spectrum of craft workers, farmers, and micro-enterprises, we seek to make a real difference in the ability of people to achieve a successful future for themselves, their families, and their local communities.
These programs, designed to empower people to shape their own economic future by creating additional value from traditional crafts and resources, help communities secure a sustainable future — for themselves and the environment of Saudi Arabia.
Our targeted citizenship engagement programs are consistent with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals for social and economic development. Their cumulative effect will help accelerate the potential of people throughout the Kingdom to build dynamic and vibrant communities, and spur progress toward an innovative, diverse, and sustainable economy that supports our long-term business vision.
Shamah Autism Center
In a prime example of our commitment to pioneer new services, we have completed construction of the Shamah Autism Center in Dammam — the first multidisciplinary autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province. In conjunction with a local special education and rehabilitation center and a U.K.-based autism school, the Center, which opened in late 2015, will fill critical gaps in the way autism is treated in the Province.
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
We have earned a reputation for diligently supporting and enhancing the health of our employees, retirees, and dependents. Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), our health care joint venture with Johns Hopkins Medicine, delivers the best possible care for our people and contributes to the health and well-being of the people of Saudi Arabia through collaboration, research, and education.
In Thuwal, the town adjacent to KAUST, we have enhanced the infrastructure with two flood control channels, seven new schools equipped with the latest in smart classrooms, a medical clinic, mosques, a cultural park, roads, a sewage treatment plant and an electrical substation. The project has improved the quality of life for residents and enables sustainable future growth.
Home Ownership Program
Since 1951, our Home Ownership Program has financed more than 67,000 new homes for Saudi employees. 10,000 additional housing units, including our South Dhahran planned community, which will provide 8,500 residential units for Saudi employees and their families.
Our Home Ownership Program finances homes for Saudi employees, helping create healthy, safe and vibrant communities.
Numerous safety awareness campaigns and outreach programs are conducted throughout the country in schools, training institutes, shopping malls, and cultural festivals, reaching hundreds of thousands of people. We are working to improve safe driving habits through instilling knowledge, raising awareness, building emergency response capacity, and implementing technological solutions to discourage unsafe driving.
The Traffic Safety Signature Program, a collaborative effort with government ministries, traffic enforcement agencies, and civilian entities, is designed to drive a cultural transformation in traffic safety and eliminate the root causes of traffic incidents. The program help empower youth to become safe driving role models and safety advocates for the wider benefit of their communities.