Symposium on the role of Social Fund for Development at Faculty of Arts


It was held symposium on the role of the Social Fund for Development at Faculty of Arts under the auspices of Prof Dr. Abbas Mansour, the University president, while Mr. Muntasir Abdul Rahim, Director of the Social Fund for Development and Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Solidarity explained that some misconceptions about the Social Fund for Development due to some of them point to the Social Fund as the loans authority only but it is developmental authority which follows Council Minister , on the other hand the fund supports three main program include the first program is “Public Works” for implementing development projects labor-intensive such as paving roads or connecting utilities the second is Community development through preparing non-government organization associations in order to do its role by dealing with development authorities but the third program the small Enterprise Development that has a great importance by the fund due to support small projects for graduates by providing loans or facilitate the procedures for the establishment of small enterprises.