Al-Harthi to Ahalina and Sayidaty Award nominees: A strong will is the best way to achieve goals

Editor-in-chief of Sayidaty and Arrajol magazines, Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi
Updated 27 July 2018

Al-Harthi to Ahalina and Sayidaty Award nominees: A strong will is the best way to achieve goals

Editor-in-chief of Sayidaty and Arrajol magazines, Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, has visited the nominees for the Ahalina and Sayidaty Entrepreneurship Award during training at Qotuf Al-Riyadah company to see how the second phase of courses and workshops is progressing.

Al-Harthi pledged Sayidaty magazine’s continued support for entrepreneurship. 

This time the magazine’s backing was in the form of an initiative by Sayidaty and Al-Ahli Bank to foster entrepreneurship.

He said: “Sayidaty seeks to spread the concept of entrepreneurship to achieve the goals of Vision 2030 in line with what the government is currently offering young men and women, including training courses and education in different fields, on top of which is entrepreneurship, since it is a vital part of the local economy.”

The nominees (trainees) expressed their delight at being part of the training camp and said that they had benefited greatly and were looking forward to the experience.

They believe that even if they did not win an award, they have won the media coverage by Sayidaty as well as its support.

One of the trainees thanked the Ahalina and Sayidaty initiative for the golden opportunity, describing it as the first of its kind. She explained that the initiative has given her good training.

 Al-Harthi promised the trainees to always provide them with Sayidaty’s media and marketing support and to continue to have a relationship with them.

He also told them that all women who were nominated to this award are winners.

“Sayidaty will continue to provide opportunities to many young women with entrepreneurial projects and creative ideas,” he said.

The Ahalina and Sayidaty award resulted from a partnership between Al-Ahli Bank and Sayidaty to support young Saudi women with distinctive ideas for entrepreneurial projects but who lack funding, as women’s projects contribute effectively to improving the country’s economy.

This training aims to help nominees learn the most important steps for starting a successful project, show them how to conduct a feasibility study and draw up a financial budget, and prepare them for the final phase through developing a detailed outline for their projects, improving their interpersonal skills, and helping them to fund projects.

After the training is completed, the most efficient project will be chosen by the judging committee before the three winners are announced.


Proposals to cut expats in Kuwait reviewed by National Assembly committee

Updated 10 August 2020

Proposals to cut expats in Kuwait reviewed by National Assembly committee

  • One of the seven plans submitted by members of parliament calls to set a percentage for each migrant community in the country
  • The Kuwaiti government’s plan calls to replace about 160,000 expat working in the public sector with nationals

DUBAI: Thousands of expats in Kuwait are expected to leave the country as talks over the decision have started between the government and the National Assembly human resources committee.
The government and parliamentary proposals are being reviewed by the committee, national daily Kuwait Times reported.
One of the seven plans submitted by members of parliament calls to set a percentage for each migrant community in the country.
The Kuwaiti government’s plan also calls to replace about 160,000 expat working in the public sector with nationals, but did not provide a timeframe.
The proposal also suggests that about 370,000 expats who show a “negative impact” on the country or are illegal residents can be dismissed by taking short-term measures.
The government added in its plan that “marginal” workers should be reduced by 25 percent. It also expects to lower temporary employment contracts by 30 percent in government jobs.
The government also discussed the massive increase in the expat population in the country between 2005 and 2019, as it went up to 4.42 million. It added that during this time, the citizens’ population increased from 860,000 to 1.335 million.