Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad
Updated 13 August 2019

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad is the vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association (SASA) and has provided his services at Hajj camps for more than 25 years. He is general supervisor of the camps in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, and the ports.

Al-Fahad is one of 12 elected volunteer members of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He is also a professor at the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.

SASA members helping Hajj pilgrims from the public service camps have guided 34,974 people of different nationalities on Arafat Day. 

Al-Fahad said there was a drop in the number of lost pilgrims owing to SASA’s online and printed material.

In 2018, the board of directors of the World Scout Fund nominated him as a member of the joint executive committee, which is responsible for taking major decisions on financing the projects of the Messengers of Peace program.

Al-Fahad considered his candidacy as a reflection of the Kingdom’s access and visibility in different fields at a regional and international level.

He is one of the Arab world’s leading international scout figures, receiving many awards and medals over the years.


Saudi Ministry of Culture launches platform for scholarship applications

Updated 20 January 2020

Saudi Ministry of Culture launches platform for scholarship applications

  • The scholarship program is open to those who wish to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree in various cultural and arts fields
  • The courses provided by the program include music, theater, visual arts

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture has launched a website for applications from students who wish to join the Culture Scholarship Program. From Sunday, applications can be made at https://engage.moc.gov.sa/scholarships on three tracks: Self-financed students, pre-accepted students and the new students. The website features the application forms, benefits and general conditions for each track, as well as a list of relevant educational institutions.
The scholarship program is open to those who wish to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree in various cultural and arts fields from the world’s most prominent educational institutions.
The courses provided by the program include music, theater, visual arts (drawing, sculpture, art theory, calligraphy, art history, photography and cinematography) filmmaking, literature and linguistics, archaeology, culinary arts, design, architecture and libraries and museums.
The program offers several advantages for both self-financed students and pre-accepted students. Scholarships cover all tuition fees, financial support, living expenses, health care and return flights to the scholarship’s location for both the student and their companion.
Students in these two tracks are offered guidance and assessment programs to check their academic development during the program, as well as getting support in other aspects needed for their advancement. After their graduation, students in these two tracks can also join training programs abroad for a maximum of two years.
The program offers several advantages to new students who have not yet received acceptance. The program helps them to get the qualifications they need to be accepted by universities by offering assistance in overcoming obstacles such as language proficiency and interpersonal skills.
The program supports the students by organizing training workshops to develop their talents and skills. It introduces them to specialized experts in the field related to their scholarships. The program saves students time and effort and supports them throughout the whole registration process, by helping them write their resumes and complete their portfolios professionally.
The scholarship program is an educational first in Saudi Arabia, and is part of a Ministry of Culture initiative to develop national cadres specialized in cultural and arts fields so as to develop the sector and meet the increasing requirements of the labor market.