TheFace: Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi, clinical psychologist and TV presenter

Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 14 September 2018
0

TheFace: Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi, clinical psychologist and TV presenter

  • Al-Ghamdi says her main goal in life is to see that every child gets their right to a safe and secure home and a healthy environment
  • Al-Ghamdi does her bit by dedicating her free time to community service and charitable foundations, specifically those dealing with children and family abuse

As a clinical psychologist, TV presenter, media specialist and member of the protection committee in the Saudi Ministry of Health, Samira Khalid Al-Ghamdi wears several hats.

A single mother with three children — 26-year-old Abdul Malik who is an economics major, 23-year-old Jummar, a dentistry graduate; and 19-year-old Jana who is studying pharmacology — Al-Ghamdi says her main goal in life is to see that every child gets their right to a safe and secure home and a healthy environment.

As the founder and chairman of Hemaya — Saudi Arabia’s first anti-bullying foundation — she does her bit by dedicating her free time to community service and charitable foundations, specifically those dealing with children and family abuse.

This is when she is not presenting news on several TV channels in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Her hobbies include traveling and exploring different countries, something that resulted from her love for history, which she considers to be the foundation of every culture.

She says her only dream now is to live a simple life — one that is devoid of technology — on a farm with her three Pomeranian house dogs. 


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019
0

Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.