HRDF provides e-solutions to support Saudi entrepreneurs

Updated 09 October 2018
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HRDF provides e-solutions to support Saudi entrepreneurs

  • Through these platforms, the HRDF aims to change the work culture for individuals and the community by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship

JEDDAH: The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is providing eight solutions to support entrepreneurship and small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) through its online portal.
The portal offers several online platforms, including Forsa, Tojjar, Financial Solutions, Bahr, Startup Accelerator, Access to Information, Entrepreneur’s Journey, and Apps.
Through these platforms, the HRDF aims to change the work culture for individuals and the community by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs as well as empowering individuals to create new jobs in innovative ways.
Services provided by the online platforms offer an interactive guide for entrepreneurs at all stages of their startup projects (from idea to project launch), several financing solutions that serve viable enterprises, services and applications for managing, developing, and operating SMEs, and data and information that help entrepreneurs and enterprises in making important business decisions.
The services of the program also include a startup accelerator for cultivating business ideas through providing mentorship and support, Tojjar e-commerce platform for home-based businesses, Bahr platform for finding freelancers to tackle any job in a timely manner and efficiently, and Forsa platform that gives beneficiaries access to bidding opportunities in their industry.
These services are part of the HRDF’s 9/10ths program. The HRDF has announced that more than 100,000 participants are now registered with 9/10ths since its launch on Aug. 8, 2016.


Saudi cultural attaché in the UK meets Saudi teachers, inaugurates student activities in Scotland

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Saudi cultural attaché in the UK meets Saudi teachers, inaugurates student activities in Scotland

JEDDAH: The cultural attache at the Saudi Embassy in London, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mugaishi, met at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, Saudi teachers who are currently undergoing a training course as part of the “Experiences” program implemented by the ministry of education.
Al-Mugaishi was briefed on the program prepared per the plan of the National Center for Vocational and Technical Education at the ministry of education, which includes an intensive course in English, the study of modern theories and educational strategies applied in Scotland, and the application of such theories within classrooms in general education schools.
Then he launched the 38th edition of the activities of the clubs of Saudi students who were sent to Scotland at Strathclyde University in Glasgow
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of Saudi students studying in different universities and institutes of Scotland,
In his address on this occasion, Dr. Al-Mugaishi stressed the importance of scholarship in advancing the Kingdom and its children, as well as the academic and professional careers of students, and the importance of imparting the acquired knowledge, science and expertise to the homeland in order to contribute effectively to the Kingdom’s march of progress and development.
The cultural attaché bureau continuously communicates with the scholarship students to provide them with all the required support so that they achieve their coveted goals, and return to their homeland equipped with the latest science, knowledge and technology and transfer them to the Kingdom to contribute further to its progress and prosperity.
The ceremony featured poem recitation and a movie highlighting the activities of the students un various Scottish universities, in addition to a short movie under the theme” We are King Salman’s men.”
After that, the cultural attaché launched the Dundee Club on its Internet site, enabling it to independently serve all students in the various Scottish universities and institutes.
Towards the end of the ceremony, the cultural attaché answered the questions of the students.