FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal, chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal
Updated 10 March 2019

FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal, chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development

JEDDAH: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal has been recently appointed the chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD).

During its 15th session held in Cairo last week, the ACCD board of trustees decided to appoint Prince Abdul Aziz the council’s chairman in place of his late father Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz.

He is the co-founder of Ahyaha humanitarian organization with his wife Princess Sora bint Saud. The organization aims to enhance the livelihood of the community through sustainable, creative and social programs, and to create a welcoming, informative environment for humanitarian works to thrive. It is based in Riyadh and its focus areas include road traffic safety, youth, education, social development and water.

Prince Abdul Aziz is a member and special representative of the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) board of directors, which is a regional organization established in 1980 and based in Riyadh.  

He is also the chairman of Global Saudi Presence Ltd. and vice chair of Horizon Investments Ltd. Prince Abdul Aziz is a member of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR). 

Prince Abdul Aziz is very passionate about resolving youth-related issues. He regularly gives lectures on these issues at various forums across the world.

He received his early education in Saudi Arabia and then continued his studies in Switzerland. He has an immense interest in the confluence of numerous sectors while specializing in technology, hospitality, and microfinance. Prince Abdul Aziz then advanced his knowledge in the US by receiving advanced training.

In a speech delivered at the launch of the study “Child Labor in Arab Countries” at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Prince Abdul Aziz said that the ACCD had implemented development projects to preserve the rights and dignity of Arab children, and to stop their economic exploitation, since the 1990s, and was adapting ambitious targets to meet changing problems.


Ministry aims to attract investors for special education schools in Saudi Arabia

Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh. (SPA)
Updated 16 min 13 sec ago

Ministry aims to attract investors for special education schools in Saudi Arabia

  • Al-Asheikh underscored the importance of the long-term relations between the ministry and representatives of private and nonprofit sectors and investors

RIYADH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh on Monday said his ministry is working on plans to attract investors to operate special education and boarding schools in the Kingdom.

Setting up the General Department for International and Foreign Schools within the organizational structure of the Private Education Agency aims to support investors in the sector, and develop and organize governance, including working procedures, he added.

The Education Ministry, he said, is the sole authority for issuing licenses and providing consultations regarding foreign education.

Al-Asheikh underscored the importance of the long-term relations between the ministry and representatives of private and nonprofit sectors and investors.

He said the ministry will provide all kinds of support to enhance investment in the education sector, and increase the number of international schools and academies “in a way that enhances our educational outcomes.”

The ministry, he added, will reconsider the criteria and requirements for founding governmental and private educational institutions according to factors such as cities, villages and human density.