Abeer launches training program for Saudis

The first batch of the training program includes 10 professionals selected from across Abeer’s branches in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 19 February 2019

Abeer launches training program for Saudis

Abeer Medical Group, a health care organization in the Middle East and India, has launched a training program for its Saudi staff. The first batch of trainees recently traveled to Bengaluru, India, for taking part in the program, which has been organized in collaboration with leading health care institutions in India.

The three-month training program encompasses English language training, personality development and skills enhancement programs.

With​ efforts to implement Saudization in many health specialties and in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the training initiative aims at honing the skills of the local staff members of the group through regular and intensive coaching programs.

Abeer Medical Group President Alungal Mohammed said the group has high expectations of its Saudi employees. He hoped that the training initiative would contribute in developing the professional and communication skills of its employees. Abeer Medical Group, Mohammed said, has future plans to set up a vocational training center with international standards in Saudi Arabia.

The first batch of the training program includes 10 professionals selected from across Abeer’s branches in Saudi Arabia. The company is bearing all expenses of the training, including course fees, accommodations and travel. The send-off program for the first batch was held at​ the group’s office​ in Jeddah. Abeer Medical Group Vice President Dr. Jemshith Ahmed, General Manager Saeed Sulami, Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Alungal, Senior HR Manager Khlood A. Bayazeed, Business Development Manager Abdul Rahman Poyakkara, Branch Admin Manager Umar Alghamdi, Corporate Affairs​ Manager Danish Ahmed Qadri, Siddhik KA, Sabith K., Irshad KM, Nandagopal and Khaled Nadeem were present on the occasion.

Abeer Medical Group owns and operates high-end medical centers and hospitals across major cities in Saudi Arabia and in other nations such as the UAE and India. The group has been a part of Saudi Arabia’s health care domain for the last 18 years, running 15 health care facilities, which include top-notch medical centers and hospitals catering to the health care needs of more than 4 million people every year.

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.