Saudi Arabia launches Digital Giving initiative to spread digital awareness in Arab societies

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a huge initiative called “Digital Giving” to spread digital knowledge in Arab societies. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia launches Digital Giving initiative to spread digital awareness in Arab societies

  • Saudi Arabia plans to launch a huge initiative called “Digital Giving” to spread digital knowledge in Arab societies
  • Technical experts, specialists, and amateurs from all around the world will contribute to the initiative

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch a huge initiative called “Digital Giving” to spread digital knowledge in Arab societies around the world in light of the huge technological development that is taking place in the world and the increasing need for technology which has become vital to everyday life.
The initiative, which will be launched soon under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, aims to enrich Arabic technical content through a number of innovative means and creative tools.
Technical experts, specialists, and amateurs from all around the world will contribute to the initiative.
The ministry announced that all preparations for the launch of this initiative have been completed, and that it aims to enhance the digital capabilities of members of society by spreading the culture of giving, helping to train and educate people on digital content and the most important technical knowledge, support the non-profit sector in developing technical skills, and accelerating digital transformation in the operations of its institutions.
The “Digital Giving” initiative is especially important for its role in motivating those who are digitally literate to spread knowledge to all members of the community, highlight distinctive technical qualities and models, and enabling society to benefit from technology that would help everyday tasks.
All specialists and those interested in technology, members of the non-profit sector, and all members of the community can participate in the “Digital Giving” initiative through the following link: http://attaa.sa


Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

Updated 23 March 2019
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Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

  • Princess Jamila’s camel will compete in a race marking the conclusion of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival
  • King Salman will attend the grand finale of the 46-day event

JEDDAH: A camel owned by a woman will compete in an official race in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a senior figure in the sport said on Friday.

Fahd bin Hithleen, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club and the newly appointed president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said the race is part of the closing day of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, which began on Feb. 5 and ends on March 23.

“The camel race will end this Saturday with the participation of the first female in camel racing,” Hithleen said on his official Twitter account. “I congratulate Princess Jamila Bint Abdulmajeed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz for breaking into the camel world and wish her all the success.”

The festival finale will take place in the presence of King Salman.

Princess Jamila said that camel racing is no longer exclusively the preserve of men, as the ongoing reforms in the country continue to empower Saudi women and open up new opportunities for them across the Kingdom.

The Kingdom established the ICO, the first global group of its kind for camels, on Thursday with the participation of representatives from 96 countries. Riyadh was chosen as the location for its headquarters and Hithleen was appointed to serve a five-year term as its first president.