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A National Training Base to Be Established Soon In Saudi Arabia

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Breaking news hits Riyadh today! It is claimed that Ajyal, the Space Generations Program that is launched by the Saudi Space Commission is set to contribute towards future plans by establishing a national base for human capital in the space sector.

The program’s goal is to encourage those interested in the scientific research and learning department in several scientific departments in hopes of renovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

This campaign is a beautiful way of merging the 4 sciences STEM and in truly encouraging people to get interested in such a field. We’re all used to turning our attention to topics of interest such as travel, lifestyle, maybe even business. But Science, as a whole, is a field in which we need to invest our minds in for the foreseeable future.

The Saudi Arabian Sheikh is hoping to cooperate with special academic circles in order to attain more intel and understand science as well as its intricate applications. He also aims in prospering an educational environment through establishing a space sector platform that will be launching both Scientific and Economical paths. How cool is that!

The brains behind this entire innovative idea is Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the chairman and board of directors in the Saudi Arabian Space Commission. Both him and his team are truly passionate and determined about wanting to enhance the education in Saudi Arabia, leaving them basically the first to think of such a pioneering idea.

The team consists of the most skilled technicians, creative thinkers and even designers who are fully contributing to this spectacular idea.
It was added that the scientific team that supported the prince’s journey included a group of scientists as well as the most skilled technicians, designers and creative thinkers who contributed to achieving this dream.

Ilham Al-Harbi, general director of the Space Generations Program, states that program is set to have a wide range of goals and strategic visions that aim to plant inspiration about space science for the future generations to indulge in.

Throughout education and history, it was never thought of to insist teaching the importance and wonder of Space Science, the least they tend to do is teach us a brief chapter about space and finito. Yet, that alone is not enough to spark interest in the younger minds to pursue learning about such a topic.

Ilham also openly stated to the press that her main aim is to develop future generations to strive for turning their dreams into reality. Beautifully stated, and with that cherry on top, we truly hope that science will be a major topic to be tackled in the upcoming years. What do you think? Do you think that science will finally be a great matter of interest that will soon become our main interest? We’ll just have to wait and see!

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Saudi Rania Nashar Makes it to Forbes’ List of The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”

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The Kingdom’s own Rania Nashar has made it to Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” and we can’t help but feel so much pride!

Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.

Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.

Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.

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This Saudi Landmark Just Won a Prestigious Award for Its Innovative Architectural Design

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The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) award for concrete construction excellence.

The building, which is designed by Zahra Hadid Architects (ZHA), is one of the most well-known landmarks in Riyadh. It’s known for its unique architectural design.

The structure features an hexagonal honeycomb structure which stands out with hexagonal cell openings providing shade from the harsh sun. “ZHA projects have always been unique and creative in an unprecedented, nontraditional way. There’s no other structure like it in the entire world,” Saudi architect Mokhtar Al Shoaibi told Arab News.

The building is made of extremely complex steel, said Saudi architect Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi.

“The contractor working on the job must have gone through so much to install the joints and then apply the sheets over it and now it acts as a monument in the Kingdom,” he told Arab News.

It’s also worth mentioning that KAPSARC won the title of ‘smartest building’ in Saudi Arabia from the Honeywell Smart Building Awards program.

“I’m proud to see Saudis accomplish that. There are many more major projects coming up in the Kingdom as well, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll present,” Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi said.

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Women’s Participation Rise 120% in Saudi Industries

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Women of Saudi Arabia are claiming their rightful role in private and government sectors, as these sectors strive to hire qualified women in different fields.

According to the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technical Zones (MODON), the number of Saudi women taking part in the industrial cities it oversees has seen a significant increase by around120 percent, bringing the total number of female workers 17,000 by the end of March this year.

Khalid Al-Salem, director general of MODON, said that the authority “has come a long way” and still aims at encouraging the female participation in the industrial sector.

“These oases host clean industries such as medical and food industries, rubber and high-tech industries, as well as prefabricated factories supporting women entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises,” he said.

He said: “MODON seeks to support the productivity of women by providing an optimal environment for their work. Therefore, it signed a memorandum of understanding with a building development company to implement nursery and kindergarten programs in industrial cities and oases under the Ministry of Education’s guidance.” He added.

This strategy of activating the role of women in industrial development goes along with the Saudi Vision of 2020 that aim at enhancing women’s role in the Kingdom’s economy.

 

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