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Ford, Effat University team up for women’s driving course

Shams Hakim, Business HR student at Effat, made the announcement on YouTube.
Ford Motor Company is assisting Saudi women gain the power of mobility by hosting a special “Driving Skills for Life" program with Effat University. Calling on her fellow students to partake, Shams Hakim, Business HR student at Effat, made the announcement on YouTube, which can be viewed here:
The groundbreaking course — DSFL for Her — follows the landmark decision last year by the Kingdom, as decreed by King Salman, to lift the ban on women’s driving in Saudi Arabia.
“Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress, so we are honored to have the opportunity to support women in the Kingdom during such an extraordinary time, and to welcome them to the driver’s seat,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Our DSFL for Her program provides access to training and experiences that will help women feel safe and confident as they get behind the wheel.”
Based on its award-winning global safe driving initiatives, DSFL has customized an introductory program which focuses on building women’s confidence behind the wheel, expanding their automotive knowledge, preparing them to take their driving lessons and instilling safe driving practices before they tackle public roads.
This will be the first-ever DSFL for Her introductory program anywhere in the world, with certified trainers providing the training on closed roads at Effat University’s Jeddah
The four-day DSFL for Her, held between March 5-8, will train more than 250 Effat University students, incorporating four specific modules of in-vehicle experience — Learning About Your Vehicle, Distraction, Impairment, and Braking — preceded by a briefing with the lead instructor.
Haifa Jamalallail, president of Effat University, said: “Effat University is well known for its innovative education, driving women forward to take their rightful places in society and the workforce. We are proud to be able to partner with Ford to ensure that our students are also prepared to become responsible, safe drivers. We believe in driving change, but driving safely, and this is exactly what the Driving Skills for Life program is all about.”
Driving Skills for Life is an international initiative for road safety created by Ford Fund in cooperation with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and a panel of safety experts.

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