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 Arabia’s new Formula E track hailed ‘beautiful’ as racing teams arrive

Updated 13 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s new Formula E track hailed ‘beautiful’ as racing teams arrive

Saudi Arabia’s new electric racing circuit, created in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah, has been hailed as one of “the best Formula E tracks.”

Amanda Stretton, a presenter of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy on worldwide television, called the track “incredibly beautiful.”

“It is amazing how history and cutting-edge technology are coming together here in Saudi. It is exemplified when you walk around the track as well. It is tremendous, it’s possibly one of the best Formula E tracks I think in my opinion,” Stretton said.

“It is very historic and very significant,” she added.

Amanda said: “We were very much looking forward to arriving here when we first heard this was on the calendar, everyone was very excited about coming as this is new for all of us, nobody had been here before.

“My first impressions are wonderful. We couldn’t have been more warmly welcomed when we landed yesterday and now seeing the city in daylight it is beautiful and far bigger than I expected. It looks an amazing place.”