TheFace: Sara Abdullah Alrumikhani, hospital customer-care manager

For Sara Abdullah Alrumikhani, helping a new generation of Saudi college graduates find their professional and personal path is a life's goal. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 10 August 2018

TheFace: Sara Abdullah Alrumikhani, hospital customer-care manager

  • Alrumkani is one of the founding members of the formation of the Generations for Generations (G4G) group
  • The group helps Saudis studying abroad "to seek the right path and be good representatives for our country"

Helping a new generation of Saudi students and graduates find their professional and personal path has become a life’s goal for Sara Abdullah Alrumikhani, a customer-care manager at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, one of Jeddah’s leading medical facilities.

Alrumikhani, who was born to a Qassimi father and Syrian mother and raised in Jeddah, gained her master’s degree in health administration from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, US.

After returning to Saudi Arabia, she joined other US graduates to share their experiences with prospective Saudi students planning to study abroad.

The graduates’ initiative led to the formation of the Generations for Generations (G4G) group, which Alrumikhani describes as “my second family and my baby.”

Since early 2013 the group has dedicated its effort to “helping students seek the right path and be good representatives for our country, Saudi Arabia,” she said.

In 2016, G4G expanded its mission and goals to help recent graduates develop a career plan. The group offers advice on subjects ranging from job searches to writing CVs and conducting interviews.

“Our main reason for changing is to keep pace with demand,” she said. “A decline in scholarship numbers has been noticed, with restrictions in some fields of study that Saudi students could pursue based on job-market needs.

“Those were clear signs for the team to make a change by providing a new program that is more significant and of a higher value to the next generation’s personal and professional journey.

“We are heading in the right direction, because the decision to change was supported by facts. We will succeed, as we did with the previous vision, because we have the resources, skill, enthusiasm and, most importantly, the reputation we have built and the trust we have gained.”

Through her work with G4G, Alrumikhani has appeared on programs such as “Kalam Nawaem” on MBC and “Sayedati” on Rotana Khalijiah. She has also taken part in discussions on youth improvements in Jeddah with Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah region.

“I have decided to dedicate my effort for the new generation of Saudis to help them seek the right path and to be good representatives for our country,” she said.

Alrumikhani described her time studying in the US as an important period in her professional and personal development.

“I give credit to both my family and country for helping me develop a strong understanding and appreciation of both Islamic and multicultural backgrounds,” she said.



King Salman receives Saudi Grand Mufti, princes, and military leaders

Updated 3 min 12 sec ago

King Salman receives Saudi Grand Mufti, princes, and military leaders

  • King Salman extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to Saudi citizens, pilgrims and senior officials
  • King Salman arrived in Mina on Monday to supervise services being provided to pilgrims

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday said it was an honor to serve fellow Muslims undertaking this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
The King made the comments as he and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received the Kingdom’s princes, Grand Mufti, scholars, sheikhs, ministers, and military leaders participating in Hajj at the Royal Court in Mina Palace.
King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah, on Monday, to supervise services being provided to almost 2.4 million pilgrims.
He greeted his visitors and all the Saudi citizens, as well as the pilgrims, on Eid Al-Adha.
“Dear brothers, Allah has honored our blessed country with the duty of serving pilgrims and providing them with the necessities to ensure they perform their rites safely and smoothly.
“Great lengths to serve them and ensure their comfort continues to be a source of pride for our country, since it was founded by the late King Abdul Aziz, and we will continue to perform this duty with the help and support of Allah.”
The King added: “My brothers and sons in the military, the pilgrims who have come to perform Hajj and Umrah, and the whole world, are seeing and experiencing your efforts in serving pilgrims, which is your duty and honor.
“These great sacrifices made by the Kingdom’s military sectors to defend the country and to protect its sanctities and capabilities are our pride.
“On this blessed day, we remember our martyrs and heroes, who sacrificed their lives for their religion and their country, and we ask Allah to bestow his mercy upon them and grant the wounded a fast recovery.
“We ask Allah to keep our country safe and secure, and to help us serve our religion and country.”
The gathering included senior guests from GCC countries and officials form the Saudi scouts officials who have come extend their greetings to the King on Eid Al-Adha,
Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Assistant Minister of Interior for Operations Affairs and General Supervisor of Public Security, congratulated King Salman, the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces, on Eid Al-Adha on behalf of those who had provided security services during Hajj.
“The Hajj security forces have begun carrying out their tasks, which are focused on maintaining the security and safety of pilgrims, enabling them to perform the Hajj rituals, and providing them with the humanitarian assistance they need,” he said.
Earlier, King Salman said that serving Hajj pilgrims was: “The greatest honor that God has honored our country.”
“I call upon him to complement the pilgrims and to perpetuate good and peace for our nation and the rest of the country,” the Kingdom’s ruler posted in Arabic on his Twitter account.
Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj, with 1.758 million of them coming from abroad.