Umm Al Qura University (UQU) concluded MAWHIBA Summer Enrichment Program 2017 organized in collaboration with King Abdul-Aziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (MAWHIBA) for 161 students from all regions of the Kingdom at the intermediate and secondary schools levels. The event took place at King Abdul-Aziz support hall in Abdyia in the presence of the Acting UQU President who serves also as UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Thamir bin Hamdan Al-Harbi. The ceremony was attended by Dean of Scientific Research Dr. Abdurrahman Al-Ahdal, number of officials, the academic team supervising and implementing the program, besides the talented students participating in the program and their parents.
Meanwhile, The Director of MAWHIBA Summer Enrichment Program at Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Raed Abdurrahman Khalil Shalwala praised the significant role undertaken by MAWHIBA and highlighted the success of the scientific strategy used in implementing the program which came as a result of the cooperation of all and the higher awareness and consciousness amongst the gifted students. He said the summer program for this year witnessed participation of 161 students from all regions of the Kingdom and covered six tracks including; biomedical sciences, anatomy, electrical and mechanical engineering, engineering design, advanced physics, and scientific research.
Further, he added the college participated in this program included: colleges of medicine, nursing, engineering, engineering, and applied sciences and the Deanship of Scientific Research. He went on to add that the program was accompanied by social, cultural, sport, recreational and volunteering programs besides group of training courses in the fields of vision, objectives, time management and prioritization.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Acting UQU President who serves also as UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Thamir bin Hamdan Al-Harbi said the university takes pride of sponsoring gifted peopled from all segments of the society proceeding for its pioneering role in all levels of the scientific and research activity indicating that such programs boosts scientific and cultural ties amongst the participants in the program. He then lauded the pioneering role of King Abdul-Aziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (MAWHIBA).