Saudi schools ‘nucleus’ of sporting talent, says sports chief

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal praised the government for promoting sports in the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 16 January 2019

Saudi schools ‘nucleus’ of sporting talent, says sports chief

  • The program would train students with an eye on unearthing Olympic-level athletes

JEDDAH: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA) and vice-chair of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SOC), announced that the Olympic Values Education Program would target more than 60,000 students in the Kingdom, at a press conference in King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah.

The program is currently being run in Riyadh and Al-Jouf, and aims to eventually employ over 1,000 teachers.

The GSA chairman also praised the government for promoting sports in the Kingdom, which is an integral part of the Vision 2030.

He said that schools were the nucleus of sporting talent in Saudi Arabia, emphasizing the need for cooperation between the GAS, the SOC and the Ministry of Education to help young athletes become Olympians.

He added that the program would train students with an eye on unearthing Olympic-level athletes, but also to promote respect, tolerance and sportsmanship in schools. 

 


Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 26 August 2019

Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

  • The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors

JEDDAH: The Umrah Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, will commence on Monday in Jeddah under the sponsorship of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
The event will last for three days at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will hold more than 22 workshops and training seminars carried out by pilgrim services experts. 160 companies and service operators in the sector will showcase their latest innovations and products offered to worshippers.
Mashat added that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will involve partnership agreements between providers of logistic services and Umrah service companies.
He said that the event aims to meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan by providing the best services to pilgrims.
The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors.