Saudi youth to promote Kingdom on world stage

The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together. (AFP)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Saudi youth to promote Kingdom on world stage

  • The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together

RIYADH: Young Saudis are being trained to deal with the international media as part of an ambitious project to promote the Kingdom around the world.
The three-month peace program aims to equip the country’s future leaders with the skills to represent their homeland on a global stage.
A specially selected group of Saudi men and women have been learning to communicate with TV, radio, online and print media to push a positive image of the Kingdom to an international audience.
The Peace Project for Cultural Communication is designed to give trainees the necessary expertise to participate at international conferences on behalf of the country, clear up common misconceptions and highlight the renaissance taking place in the Kingdom.
The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together. The project’s executive director, Fahd bin Sultan Al-Sultan, said the young trainees would be taking on important roles.
“We must equip them with adequate tools and skills to express their opinions eloquently and explicitly.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.