Princess Sora bint Saud Al-Saud, Saudi philanthropist and entrepreneur

Princess Sora bint Saud Al-Saud
Updated 18 November 2019

Princess Sora bint Saud Al-Saud, Saudi philanthropist and entrepreneur

Princess Sora bint Saud Al-Saud is a philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is the granddaughter of the late King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. 

Princess Sora attained her BA in psychology from the American University, Washington, DC, in 2015.

Her philanthropic leadership experience includes establishing Ahyaha Foundation in partnership with her husband Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal Al-Saud. The foundation focuses on improving the community through sustainable, creative, and social programs on youth and education, sustainable development, water resources and traffic safety and awareness.

On an international level, she became an honorary ambassador for Mentor International in 2017, a youth advocacy program chaired by Queen Silvia of Sweden. 

Her participation within the foundation include her joining Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala in 2012, and co-chairing the 2018 In Light of Youth Benefit Dinner in the presence of Queen Silvia.

On Sunday, Princess Sora sponsored the celebration of the foundation’s 25th anniversary at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC, on behalf of Queen Silvia. 

In her speech, Princess Sora praised the vision and efforts of Queen Silvia, pointing out that the impact of the Foundation has reached more than 80 countries and helped more than 6 million children and adolescents through programs that contributed to empower and develop their talents and keep them away from dangerous drugs and behavior.


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.