Under the Supervision of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity
Effat University Hosts Participants of Mawhiba Enrichment Program to Activate Developmental Roles and Improve Leadership Skills
August 2017: Under the supervision of the King Abdulaziz and His
Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, Effat University
recently hosted the activities of the three-week 2017 Mawhiba enrichment
and creativity program, which targets talented female students in order
to improve their skills and develop their abilities.
continued until 25 Dhu Al Qa’dah (17 August) with the goal of developing
the cognitive, personal and social abilities of 64 students.
Additionally, it aimed at providing progressive levels of advanced
knowledge, skills and scientific expertise that challenge the abilities
of students and enabling them to continue building quality, cumulative
experience that grows more intensive and diverse with time and effort.
President of Effat University, Dr. Haifa Reda Jamal Allail, expressed
her pride in hosting the Mawhiba program and targeting talented female
students in order to identify their hidden potential and offer the
support needed to develop and refine their skills.
Dr. Allail went on
to say: “The university’s support for the program comes within the
framework of its contribution towards building a promising society
characterized by talent and creativity. In addition, it also comes
within the university’s efforts towards participating in developing
young, talented and creative Saudi leaders and cadres with superior
educational and training outcomes who are able to play their awaited
developmental roles with capability and merit.”
participants were divided into five enrichment units: Electrical
Engineering, Engineering Design, Encryption, Chemistry in Society, and
Advanced Physics. Their daily program was divided into two sections; the
first of which included various academic programs, while the second
included an assortment of extracurricular activities aimed at providing
them with basic skills, such as entrepreneurship, accurate data analysis
and decision-making skills, among others.
The students visited the
King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) and the
Water Desalination Company in Jeddah as part of the program’s main
events. Additionally, a meet and greet between the students and
officials from the Patent Office of King Abdulaziz City for Science and
Technology was arranged, informing the students about the
opportunities these esteemed institutions provide, the tasks carried out
and the added value they offer to the community and the economy in
At the end of the program, the students presented 12
creative projects that were evaluated by a panel of judges from Effat
University and the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for
Giftedness and Creativity. The students were given advice and guidance
to help them develop their projects and support the creative goals they
aspire to achieve.