Saudi women attend special abilities event

Syrian waiters with Down syndrome pose for a photoh as they work at the Sucet coffee shop during the "Sham gathers us" festival in Damascus on July 11, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 07 December 2018
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Saudi women attend special abilities event

  • The Bukra Ahla center refers to an informal education center whose name translates to “Tomorrow is more beautiful”

CAIRO: Saudi women were among those who took part in the sixth “Bukra Ahla” forum for those with special abilities, held under the auspices of the Cultural Development Fund Sector, an affiliate of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
The Bukra Ahla center refers to an informal education center whose name translates to “Tomorrow is more beautiful.”
In a statement to mark the event, which took place on Wednesday, the Saudi Embassy in Cairo said that a number of Arab countries including Oman, Morocco, Libya and Egypt, showcased work in the fields of theater, music, singing and poetry.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.