Saudi students urged to play key role in transferring experiences

The ceremony was organized to celebrate and send off the first batch of students selected for the Entertainment Scholarship Program. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 01 September 2019

Saudi students urged to play key role in transferring experiences

  • 60 males, females to pursue bachelor’s degrees in entertainment disciplines in US as part of the GEA Entertainment Scholarship Program

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) organized a ceremony in Riyadh to celebrate and send off the first batch of students selected for its Entertainment Scholarship Program. 

The 60 male and female students will travel to the US on scholarship, where they will pursue bachelor’s degrees in entertainment disciplines from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at Central Florida University.

Upon their graduation, they will join Al-Qiddiya Investment Co. to utilize their acquired skills and knowledge toward developing the Saudi entertainment sector. 

The GEA’s CEO Amr Banaja expressed his pride in the scholarship program, which he said will contribute to the Kingdom’s growth and achievement of the targets outlined in the Quality of Life Program and the Vision 2030 reform plan.

He urged the students to represent their nation with pride, and to benefit maximally from this opportunity, which will enable them to play a vital role in transferring valuable knowledge and experiences to Saudi Arabia. 

The GEA launched the scholarship program last July so as to enrol Saudi youth in prestigious entertainment-related programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels to enrich the Kingdom’s labor market with qualified and capable local talent. 

 


OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

Updated 50 min 41 sec ago

OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

  • The aid parcels contain disposable medical masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel

RIYADH: Emergency medical aid organized under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has arrived at Kabul International Airport, ready to be delivered to the Afghan ministries of foreign affairs and public health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aid parcels containing disposable medical masks, specialized N95 hospital masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel were handed over to the Afghan authorities in presence of OIC’s Resident Representative in Kabul. 
Meanwhile the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), a subsidiary OIC institution aimed at supporting the least developed member states in their response to the pandemic, especially in the health sector, has also delivered a first tranche of emergency financial assistance to Afghanistan.