Hassan Ahmad Al Saree
Business: Jazan, Qualification & Development Center Project, Small Business Program
I love to listen to my peers’ problems and to help them come up with solutions,” says Hassan Ahmad Al Saree, describing his business project experience with Bab Rizq Jameel. Hassan, who established the Qualification & Development Centre said that the idea of establishing the idea of the Centre occurred to him after hearing numerous stories from friends who could not land jobs because they lacked ‘training.’ Although many of these friends held the degrees required, they did not manage to get the jobs they desired because they did not have the professional skills that large companies look for. “I had thought about establishing a qualification & development centre which could become a source of pride and job opportunities for the region’s citizens, and which could be a source of income for me personally,” Hassan said. “However, we are not always able to achieve everything we wish for. In fact, after I carried out a feasibility study, I encountered the financing problem, and all doors closed before me. As a result, my project was on hold for almost two years.” One day, someone told Hassan about Bab Rizq Jameel and about the support they provide to small businesses. Hassan quickly approached the Bab Rizq Jameel Jazan branch and told them about his business idea. After submitting the required feasibility study, Hasan was granted the backing he needed. “I can hardly believe that I finally got the support, I had been looking for, so easily,” said Hassan. Since the Centre was established, Hassan has been exerting all his effort to develop its services and offerings, including various qualification programs and establishing contacts with large companies willing to offer training courses to their employees. Indeed, the Centre has become one of the most famous landmarks in the region.