Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

The ‘Silk Road’ initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 17 November 2019

Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

  • The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion

JEDDAH: A Saudi female student attracted more than 300 experts, specialists and others from 60 countries to her talk at the yearly International Youth Dialogue Forum, which began on Saturday.
The forum, in the Chinese capital Beijing, is being held as part of the “Silk Road” initiative, part of Saudi Vision 2030’s partnership with the Chinese government to revive historical trade routes for the modern era.
Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the “Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women” forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
She also highlighted the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s government of Saudi women, and how the “Silk Road” initiative would contribute to fulfilling these aspirations and desired goals.

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Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the ‘Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women’ forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030. 

Badris was invited by the Chinese government and the Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation for the “Silk Road” initiative in China, to be the only Arab and Saudi from the Middle East to express Arab women’s point of view. The “Silk Road” initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion, or 63 percent of the world population, with a combined economy of $21 trillion, or 29 percent of today’s global economy.
The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion.


Riyadh governor joins in with students distance learning virtual platform “Madrasati”

Prince Faisal wished everyone luck and success and congratulated them on their work amid the circumstances of the pandemic. (Supplied)
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Riyadh governor joins in with students distance learning virtual platform “Madrasati”

  • The number of people training on the Madrasati platform has reached more than 389,000, with more than 44,000 training hours completed

RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar joined in with students on the distance learning virtual platform “Madrasati” on Sunday.
It happened during a meeting between Prince Faisal and the general director of the Education Department in Riyadh, Hamad Al-Wahaibi, and other officials.
In a message addressed to students and teachers, Prince Faisal wished everyone luck and success and congratulated them on their work amid the circumstances of the pandemic.
He also noted the efforts of the education departments in Riyadh and the support provided to the sector by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure the education of students in the city.
Al-Wahaibi provided an overview of the distance learning process, starting with the virtual preschool, Madrasati platform, educational satellite and YouTube channels.
He also reviewed the number of trainees on Madrasati, which has had more than 147,000 teachers, 22,000 leaders and 9,000 supervisors use the platform in the first week of the academic year.
The number of people training on the Madrasati platform has reached more than 389,000, with more than 44,000 training hours completed.
The total number of students who have activated the platform has reached 5 million, with 420,000 teachers and more than 20,000 school leaders joining them.