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Saudi center takes 22 blind men on Umrah trip

The neighborhood centers in Jeddah organized a special trip for the blind to Makkah for Umrah in cooperation with a volunteer group

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The neighborhood centers in Jeddah organized a special trip for the blind to Makkah for Umrah in cooperation with a volunteer group at World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY). Twenty-two people participated in the trip.

The secretary-general of the Jeddah neighborhood centers, Muhammad al-Zahrani, expressed his happiness about the trip, saying it had a very positive impact on the participants.

He said he received requests from the participants to repeat such programs in the future.

"This program aims to carry out different interactive projects throughout the year to bring up underprivileged people and integrate them in mainstream society," al-Zahrani said.

This story was originally reported on the Saudi Gazette on July 9, 2015.