Saudi autism association wins award for art empowerment project

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Tue, 2024-03-05 21:46

RIYADH: The Saudi Autism Families Association has won the Stevie Award for innovation in the Middle East and North Africa for its Rishat Tayf project, which develops the artistic skills and talents of people with autism spectrum disorder in the Kingdom.

The AFA was honored on Saturday in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.

In exhibitions across five cities around the Kingdom, Rishat Tayf has showcased inspiring paintings created by 100 Saudi visual artists.

Charity auctions were held as part of the exhibitions, raising more than SR4 million ($1 million).

The project aligns with the association’s objectives to empower people with autism spectrum disorder. (SPA)
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