More than 100 young divers to take part in Red Sea cleanup

Updated 14 February 2014
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More than 100 young divers to take part in Red Sea cleanup

In a unique move to maintain ecological balance, over 100 young divers are planning to clean the Red Sea bed to save the corals and sea animals to protect the environment.
The cleaning operation being launched under the slogan “Environment without Waste” and under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Misha’al bin Majed will start on Feb. 20 in front of Hilton Hotel Corniche to save the environment, rehabilitation and protection of coral growth, the life source for over 80 percent of aquatic creatures.
The divers will clean the algae accumulated on the surface of the sea that block sun rays, coral surface, and remove the waste people throw into the sea and fishing strings left behind by fishermen.
In the program, 150 students will also participate to distribute awareness brochures on the importance of environmental safety and help the divers in this program to maintain the cleanliness of the depths of the sea, the coral reefs that are home to many fish and sea creatures.
The program is being organized by the National Company for Petrochemical Industries Co. (NATPET) and Century Events as part of their social responsibility for environmental protection, particularly in maintaining life in the sea, especially coral reefs.
NAPTET CEO Jamal Jamil Malika said that they are sponsoring the event as part of the company social responsibility toward environmental preservation. “Environmental preservation is an important objective of the company, and it is our duty to serve the community and maintain sustainable resources. The program is being held under the aegis of the Union of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals, which aims to increase awareness about disposal of waste in a responsible manner,” he said.
He said the goal of this event is to motivate school students to refrain from littering, and collecting the waste instead, and assist in recycling to protect marine environment.
Ahmed Sahab, CEO of Century Events, said the event is one of the many awareness messages carried out by Century Events as part of its social responsibility activities.


Saudi scouts to participate in the Inter-American forum in Peru

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Saudi scouts to participate in the Inter-American forum in Peru

  • Organized by the Scout Association of Peru, the event is for young people aged 18 to 25
  • The activities include cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, climbing and descending, and windsurfing

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association is set to participate in the Third Inter-American Scout Moot in Peru from Jul 27 to Aug 5, under the theme “Walking together through America.”
It is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by the Scout Association of Peru, for young people aged 18 to 25.
More than 2,000 scouts from 160 national associations from around the world are expected to participate in the event, which also marks the 100th anniversary of the scout movement.
The Secretary General of the Saudi Scout Association, Dr. Abdullah Al-Fahd, said, “the forum provides an opportunity for participants to connect with the world and make new friends as part of their scouting adventure.”
He added the forum will offer an opportunity to exchange intercultural experiences among participants, and to practice collective projects, all participating in Creating a Better World.
The head of the Saudi Scouts delegation, Nasser Al-Aqeel, said that the program includes activities for adventure, the most important of which are cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, climbing and descending, and windsurfing.
The forum includes several workshops, including developing ones self, effective communication, the solar environment, financial intelligence.
It will also feature courses in photography, prevention of anemia, Andean vision, reforestation, agriculture and human rights, as well as traditional games and night activities.
The word moot is Old English and means “an assembly held for discussion.”