Disney movies channel, live Oscars and much more: OSN unveils March lineup

Viewers can watch ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ on OSN Movies HD Disney channel.
Updated 05 March 2018
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Disney movies channel, live Oscars and much more: OSN unveils March lineup

Entertainment is big this month on OSN, with a new dedicated Disney movies channel, pop-up Spider Man channel, the live Academy Awards and the heavyweight unification boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.
OSN Movies HD Disney is the new home of Disney and Disney/Pixar movies, including animation, live action, the classics and new family favorites — with most titles available in both English and Arabic. Viewers can enjoy the magic of Disney anytime, anywhere, boasting classic animations including “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” alongside “Finding Dory,” “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Chronicles of Narnia” and so much more. “Cars” premieres exclusively on the channel on March 8 at 5 p.m.
Viewers were also able to catch all the live action at the 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on Monday on OSN Movies HD.
OSN Movies Spider Man HD will launch on March 16. It is the first English-language pop-up movie channel and the only destination for non-stop Spider Man action; from the original films to the latest blockbuster “Spider Man: Homecoming.”
Moreover, just months after their cinematic release, users can buy and keep three of 2017’s biggest movies on OSN Store and watch them whenever they like, and as many times as they want. The three movies are: “Wonder,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
March will also see the premiere of some hotly anticipated new dramas, as well as continuing series on OSN Series First HD. These include “The Voice S14,” “9-1-1,” “Suits S7,” Disney’s “Once Upon a Time S7,” and many more.
“WWE Fastlane” will air exclusively on OSN WEE Network HD on March 12 and will also be available on WAVO.
On OSN Sports Action 2 HD, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their undefeated titles on the line, in a not-to-be-missed showdown on March 31.


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.