King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) presented on Tuesday the outcome of the “Gifted Arabs” initiative at the 13th Conference of Arab Ministers of Education in Rabat.
The two-day conference on the “Future of Education in the Arab World in the Digital Transformation Era” concluded in the capital of Morocco under the auspices of King Mohammed VI.
It was organized by Morocco’s Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports in cooperation with the National Commission for Education, Sciences and Culture and in partnership with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO).
The “Gifted Arabs” initiative highlights Saudi leadership in nurturing talents as well as the role of Mawhiba foundation in nurturing the gifted worldwide through the top comprehensive program, said Mawhiba Secretary-General Dr. Amal bint Abdullah Al-Hazaa.
The initiative allows Mawhiba to share its well-established qualitative expertise with the relevant authorities in the Arab World to foster responsibility toward the scientific, technological, and knowledge requirements and challenges, Al-Hazaa added.
Dr. Khaled Al-Sharif, director general of Mawhiba’s Center of Excellence, presented the results of the initiative through its first and second rounds, given that the initiative has aimed at investing in the talented and creative young Arabs.
So far, the Saudi initiative has discovered 606 gifted people representing 16 Arab countries, Al-Sharif said. The initiative has provided the talented students with qualitative enrichment and academic programs to develop their knowledge and capabilities, he added.
Mawhiba explained the efforts made in all aspects to discover and nurture gifted students, according to its vision represented in empowering talent and creativity as a main source of human prosperity.