Our commitment to local communities is in part due to the legacy created by our Founder, Sheikh Khalid Alturki. Sheikh Khalid is a member of several Boards of Trustees and Boards of Directors of numerous Arab and International educational institutions. Hailed as a prominent successful businessman, his true passion for illuminating the importance of education and human development was evident throughout his life. He delivered many lectures and participated in several Arab in international conferences and forums, advocating the importance of education and active citizenship. His beliefs and vision were translated through launching numerous initiatives that inspire individuals to reach their full potential, including the establishment of the Dhahran Ahliyyah Schools over which he presides.
As Sheikh Khalid grew Alturki across the years, he ensured that our commitment to local communities grows in unison. As a true champion of private-sector responsibility, he embedded empowering community causes as part of Alturki’s core mode of operation. Among the several topics, community needs, and focus areas Alturki led; Quality Education was always fundamental.
As an active corporate unit, we work hand in hand with members, partners, and organizations in our local community to identify needs and create relevant programs that have long-term resilience. We continue to identify ways in which we can grow our impact in existing focus areas and incorporate new areas as needed.
In the past years, we took the initiative of developing our Community Impact Framework to guide our future community investment programs. We followed a rigorous process, including benchmarking, materiality assessment, stakeholder engagement, and the development of focus areas.
In 1975, Alturki Holding first commenced operations and in 1977 opened the Dhahran Ahliyya School and began our focus of community impact in education. In the years following, we have increased our community impact reach to supporting an inclusive community, prosperity, the environment and beyond. We have a rich history of supporting causes that matter to our community.
We impact the quality of education, through building a sustainable nonprofit organization and long and short term partnership with other educational and non-education organization where we all focus on the Quilty of education in our Society enhancing and building capabilities and capacity of education leaders and students using proven research-based methods.
We are interested in creating a development system that holistically targets those working with youth، by providing them with specialized content, professional training, and an interactive community for practitioners. It is the field of work that complements formal education, which belongs to learning outside the framework of school and formal education frameworks, and aims to enhance young people's knowledge of themselves, others, and society, support their growth, independence, and self-reliance, achieve active citizenship, and contribute to social, economic, cultural, artistic and media participation.
One of our responsibilities as a corporate looking to sustain its relationship with all stakeholders and bringing life to our assets. We strive that by building a unique iconic facility which can enhance and engage the society members and give them a space to show their talents and capabilities.
Here some of these initiatives with focuses in the society members wellbeing as Prince Saud Bin Naif Park and Juthoor Market.
Even in spurting health organization we aim to look to the learning process where Alturki can contribute. With efaa we are one of the funders and board member. And for Smile Train we are a cofounder in the Middle east.
Alturki supports Education for Employment (EFE), a network of locally-run, not-for-profit organizations that provide young people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with the instruments to start a job, become entrepreneurs, build their future, and give back to their communities.
The value of volunteering and giving back is deeply instilled in our culture. As an active corporate citizen, Alturki Holding is always seeking opportunities in which our employees can get involved in their communities and support different types of causes.
Volunteering is open to all and any activates but must be approved NGOs or organization by the Alturki holding Impact committee.
Alturki Holding seeks to engage, and cooperate positively with community programs and activities that are dedicated to create and build a positive and sustainable impact in our society. Therefore, AlTurki invented The Human Development Partners (HDP) to encourage non-profit organizations with their projects, to be part of that change.