RIYADH: The Princess Alanoud Foundation, which has various charitable centers, is collaborating with the Japan International Cooperation Center through its Warif youth development center.
The joint project includes the Future Makers Program — with the aim of empowering Saudi youth and encouraging their active participation in the community — and a training program that promotes entrepreneurship.
The program is designed for both male and female students, professionals, and entrepreneurs seeking to share the latest trends in entrepreneurship; learn about the current startup landscape, establishment and investment; and experience the culture and history of Japan.
The program is conducted in two phases, the first of which took place online from Jan. 18-25, 2021.
The second phase includes a visit to Japan to implement what was learned during the first phase.
A limited number of participants, selected on the basis of their evaluation during the first phase, will participate in the trip to Japan.
Fahad Almalki, assistant manager of Warif, said: “The first phase is complete, and we are looking at scheduling the second phase involving a visit to Japan for early 2023, after rescheduling with local companies in light of the coronavirus situation in Japan.”
Founded in 2012, Warif seeks to empower the youth to become successful in life, with inspiring ideas through quality programs that support the country’s development process.