Gulf Advantage Automobiles promotes ‘The Voice Kids’ at the Saudi International Motor Show

The latest from Renault at the Saudi International Motor Show in Jeddah.
Updated 01 January 2018
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Gulf Advantage Automobiles promotes ‘The Voice Kids’ at the Saudi International Motor Show

Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA), importer of Renault, promoted “The Voice Kids” program for the first time in Saudi Arabia at the Saudi International Motor Show in Jeddah from Dec. 17 to 21, 2017. All visitors attending the motor show with their kids had the opportunity to reveal their children’s talents and receive valuable gifts.
Gulf Advantage Automobiles confirmed the importance of its participation at the Saudi International Motor Show to showcase the latest Renault models including the Duster SUV, the Captur Crossover, the Koleos SUV, the Talisman Saloon Megane sedan and the Electric Car Twizy. All Renault models offer attractive bargains with strength, safety, functionality, stylish designs, and innovative technology at the best competitive prices in the market.
GAA also expressed great delight to allocate for the first time a specific section of the motor show to “The Voice Kids” program for children to show their passion for music and their vocal talents in a meaningful initiative that confirms the company’s support and sponsorship of many popular programs bringing more joy and happiness to all.
Renault vehicles feature the ideal and perfect balance that combines attractive prices, high quality, and competitive advantages, in addition to the adoption of the highest safety standards. Renault vehicles are tested at Renault Middle East hub in the United Arab Emirates to conform to all weather conditions in the Gulf region, which made it the preferred and number one European automotive brand in Saudi market and earned it customers’ trust and confidence.


360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019
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360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.