MIS annual sports meet ends in Emerald House victory

Participants perform a drill at the sports meet.
Updated 01 January 2018
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MIS annual sports meet ends in Emerald House victory

“Sportivo ‘17,” Mahd Al-Uloom International School’s ninth annual sports meet, took place in the Xtep Indoor Stadium at Ameer Fawaz, Jeddah.
Special guest Aijaz Ahmed Khan, president of Jeddah Cricket Association, was given a guard-of-honor reception by the school’s scout team. He praised the school for its tremendous efforts in supporting and improving the children’s talents in various fields.
“The distinguishing feature of Mahd Al-Uloom International School is its unprecedented interest in extracurricular activities,” Khan said in his inaugural speech.
The school principal, Dr. Firoz Mullah, welcomed dignitaries and guests, and operations manager Yahya Khaleel Noorani chaired the program.
Contingents from the school’s four houses — Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz — marched to the accompaniment of a band, and a variety of mass drills followed to loud applause from the audience.
School sports captain Nawar recited an oath promising to adhere to the spirit of sportsmanship and students formed the shape of a large flower on the sports field.
School director Abdu Rabb congratulated staff and students for the team spirit and enthusiasm which he said had made the event a success. Rauf also presented a memento to Khan.
Students from all four houses participated enthusiastically in a variety of events, from track and field to football, volleyball, badminton, and even chess.


IsDB, LinkedIn team up for career advice program

Dr. Hayat Sindi, chief scientific adviser to the president of the Islamic Development Bank.
Updated 22 October 2018
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IsDB, LinkedIn team up for career advice program

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the multilateral development bank headquartered in Saudi Arabia, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate over a career advice program aimed at encouraging and inspiring the next generation of future leaders across the developing world. 

With an initial one-year term, the MoU will further augment IsDB’s efforts in achieving its foundational mission to promote human development by alleviating poverty, promoting education and improving the health and prosperity of underdeveloped communities through Engage, the bank’s innovation platform closely aligned with the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Under the agreement, LinkedIn will offer mentorship and training, along with access to on-demand learning content, to the 30 identified winners of the Career Advice Program. 

Dr. Hayat Sindi, chief scientific adviser to the president of the Islamic Development Bank, said: “IsDB’s Career Advice Program aims to identify, mentor and encourage the future leaders of the developing world to accelerate the pace of growth within their communities. We believe LinkedIn is the ideal partner to add further value and enhance the impact of the initiative.”

Reem Mohammed, head of public sector, Saudi Arabia, LinkedIn MENA, said: “We are excited and proud to sign this agreement with IsDB, and play a role in shaping the futures of the brightest minds of tomorrow. Because of this MoU, deserving youth from the developing world — who are often likely to be overlooked — will have the opportunity to access matchless knowledge and expertise, and connect with the world’s largest pool of professionals through our network. Following the completion of the one-year term, we will be more than happy to continue our collaboration with the program and deepen our commitment to the Kingdom and its vision.”