Riyadh library to hold workshop for entrepreneurs

The workshop will take place on Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in the library’s Al-Murabba’ branch. (SPA)
Updated 19 January 2019

Riyadh library to hold workshop for entrepreneurs

  • The workshop includes two main sessions: “Create Your Job Instead of Waiting For It” and “Launch a Business From Home”

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz Public Library (KAPL) announced on Thursday that it will host a workshop called “Don’t Wait to Find a Job” for female entrepreneurs.
The workshop will take place on Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in the library’s Al-Murabba’ branch. It is part of the Young Women’s Forum 2019.
The workshop includes two main sessions: “Create Your Job Instead of Waiting For It” and “Launch a Business From Home.”
Manal Khan, a consultant and project manager, will present the first session, which will discuss identifying professional goals, the necessary skills for self-employment, and case studies of successful entrepreneurs.
Jeheir Al-Nawirah, a human resource development consultant and life coach, will present the second session, which will cover goal-setting, free business set-up services, and more case studies.


185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

Updated 22 August 2019

185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia’s Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) finished its preparations for the new academic year with the completion of its educational programs aimed at developing children’s mental, cognitive and motor skills.

The DCA’s centers are getting ready to welcome around 185 new students, who will be enrolled in the preparatory and elementary stages. The association is also housing early intervention children in 11 centers throughout the Kingdom.

“The DCA’s centers finished their preparations early in line with the directives of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the association’s board of directors,” said Awadh Al-Ghamdi, the DCA’s secretary-general.

He added: “The association is keeping pace with new technologies by developing the educational care system every year. It continuously adopts new methods for children with special needs by providing the centers with what is necessary for the development of linguistic, social and psychological skills.

“The DCA held consultative meetings to approve an implementation mechanism by consulting experts from the educational committee at King Saud University about the importance of establishing an innovative resources room in all of the DCA centers.

Al-Ghamdi said: “The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education after it is judged by specialists from Saudi universities and adopted as part of the association’s initiatives. This comes as a continuation of the DCA’s role in caring for children with special needs for more than 35 years.”

The director of the DCA’s center in Al-Rass governorate presented the project’s original idea, which included reviewing the centers’ educational care programs according to modern educational trends.

A working group, which included a number of specialists, was assigned to the investigation. It presented a final vision to the DCA’s secretariat with a guide to the project’s implementation.