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. 

 


Fayez Al-Harbi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Fayez Al-Harbi
Updated 3 min 36 sec ago

Fayez Al-Harbi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Al-Harbi is an honorary board member of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah

Fayez Al-Harbi is the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Industrial Management at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, and an MBA from the UK’s University of Nottingham.
His work experience includes area manager at Al-Harbi Trading and Contracting Co. Ltd., deputy managing director of Al-Hada Water Co. Ltd., and executive director of Al-Harbi Holding Co.
He is also a member of the board of directors at Al-Harbi Holding Co., United Cement Industrial Co., Sunbulah Group, and Saudi Marble And Granite Factory Co..
Al-Harbi is an honorary board member of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah, and a board member of Oqal Group for Entrepreneurship in Jeddah. He is also a board member and financial supervisor of Al-Mawaddah Society for Family Development.
On Saturday Al-Harbi inaugurated the fifth Basta Market, organized by the JCCI, in the presence of JCCI Secretary-General Imad Mohammed Hashem. The event aims to give entrepreneurs, small and emerging enterprise owners, and families the opportunity to market their products and develop their commercial skills in a professional way, while featuring family entertainment.