‘Project Khayal’ to empower women & university students

‘Project Khayal’ to empower women & university students
Alfaisal University will collaborate with Detasad to develop courses in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
Updated 21 October 2019

‘Project Khayal’ to empower women & university students

‘Project Khayal’ to empower women & university students

Detecon Al-Saudia (Detasad), Alfaisal University and WSB (Women’s Skills Bureau) have launched a new initiative to be a catalyst in enhancing, developing and growing entrepreneurship among women and university students in Saudi Arabia.
Project Khayal is a joint effort that aims to find hidden talents among women and university students living in the Kingdom, by giving them a platform and tools to make their technical/ICT ideas come to life.
During the program, the university students together with expat women will have the opportunity to present their technical ideas to a jury, which includes Alfaisal University, WSB and Detasad representatives. Selected ideas will be developed and implemented by the volunteering students and women using the right IT infrastructure, tools, office space and consultation, which Detasad will provide.
Detasad, which has 37 years of experience in the information, communication and technology industry, will also commercially support suitable products selected among the applicants. In addition, the ICT company will offer internship opportunities and permanent positions after graduation to Alfaisal students. Detasad will also provide lectures covering ICT/telecom and business subjects and collaborate with the university in developing courses in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
“Detasad, Alfaisal University and WSB believe in the potential power of entrepreneurship, which is aligned with Saudi Vision 2030. Students and young adults comprise the majority of our population, and they are the true resources that need to be refined, shaped and set for the future with a strong grip on digital transformation, especially in the upcoming IoT era,” a press release said.
“These students from Alfaisal University will be the engine behind Project Khayal as they will work closely with the women entrepreneurs and Detasad in developing the new ideas. Detasad, Alfaisal University and WSB are delighted to announce Project Khayal and welcome new, innovative ideas from all women to transform their dreams into reality.”


Bureau Veritas certifies Aramco for hygiene excellence

Updated 02 December 2020

Bureau Veritas certifies Aramco for hygiene excellence

Bureau Veritas certifies Aramco for hygiene excellence

Bureau Veritas, a company specialized in testing, inspection and certification services, has awarded the “SafeGuard” label to 50 Aramco facilities at different locations in the Kingdom. They include office buildings, schools, public facilities, a leisure center, restaurants, gyms, library, and other places.

Bureau Veritas’ label aims to provide an independent assessment of the preventive measures associated with health, safety and hygiene practices (actions, processes and procedures, and systems and controls).

Aramco received the “SafeGuard” label following a rigorous certification process and field audits across all facilities, examining the implementation of policies and procedures aligned with local regulatory requirements, and good hygiene, health and safety practices, to protect against the risks associated with COVID-19.

The label is based on a series of checklists developed by a group of health, safety and hygiene experts, focusing on the most recog- nized global practices created by the World Health Organization, International Labour Organiza- tion, European Medicines Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“Aramco’s motive is to make their stakeholders feel ‘safe and secure’ while visiting these facilities and to assure them that the company has taken all the possible measures to keep them safe and run the operations in a risk-free environment,” a statement from Bureau Veritas said. “Aramco has indeed set an example by being the first in the oil and gas industry to have taken these key steps in Saudi Arabia.”

Hanna Jabbour, director of Bureau Veritas in Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria), said: “In the wake of the global health crisis, we have developed the ‘SafeGuard’ label, through which we have the ability to address the new expectations of our society in terms of health and safety.

“The health and safety of our clients, consumers and employees has always been the core concern of our company and has now become an absolute priority in this new normal. Without a doubt, this certification process will contribute to implementing the necessary protection, prevention, hygiene and disinfection measures in Aramco’s office premises.”