RIYADH: The Summer Talent Program, or Mawhiba 2022, will prepare 176 talented students handpicked by the Ministry of Education to achieve Vision 2030 objectives, the program’s general supervisor, Prof. Iqbal Mohammed Ismail, told Arab News.
The Summer Talent Program is organized by the Talent and Creativity Center of King Abdulaziz University in collaboration with the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, or Mawhiba. It commenced on Sunday.
Ismail said that the curriculum will focus on strengthening the students’ skills and preparing them to engage actively in eight programs sponsored by Mawhiba in the fields of medicine, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering, biotechnology, physics and cryptography.
The program includes many diverse learning tools that will “help students develop personal, leadership and social skills. They will also learn creativity and innovation, analysis and organization, idea generation, complex problem solving, leadership and social influence,” Ismail said.
The program includes a range of sports and recreational activities also, which will help students acquire life skills and communicate effectively with others, he added.
“Mawhiba will contribute to expanding knowledge, increasing efficiency and developing scientific and practical competence using global techniques in order to actively contribute to the realization of Vision 2030 objectives,” Ismail said.