In partnership with the foundation of Princess Seta bint Abdelaziz Award for Excellence in Social Work, the Institute of Research and Consulting Studies at Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) organized a workshop on activating the strategic partnerships to achieve the objectives and aspirations that serve the social initiatives in the Western Region.
The workshop started at 9:00 am on Thursday, 17 Muharram 1440 AH, at Sheikh Abdul Rahman Fakih Hall at the Hilton Conference in Makkah, in the presence of Prof. Fahd bin Hamad Al-Mughlouth, secretary general of the Award; Dr. Ali bin Mohamed Al-Shari, dean of the Institute for Research and Consulting Studies; and the vice-deans and advisors of the Institute in the students section. Meanwhile, the attendees in the girls section were Dr. Sara Al-Khouli, UQU vice-president for Female Students Affairs; Dr. Hala Al-Amoudi, dean of the University College; Dr. Noura Al-Farouqi, vice-dean of the Institute; and a group of the faculty members at UQU, along with a group of officials in Makkah, from the public, private, and non-profitable sectors. According to the dean of the Institute, this meeting aims to achieve joint cooperation between Umm Al-Qura Consultancy Oasis and the Princess Sate bint Abdulaziz Foundation, and to introduce the award, its areas and conditions in Makkah area; in addition to discussing ways of cooperation and meeting between the areas of the award and the services of Umm Al-Qura Consultancy Oasis that are provided to institutions and individuals through professional accreditation services, consultancy studies and administrative and financial services.
Noteworthy, Seta bint Abdulaziz Award for Excellence in Social Work is based on four different branches: the National achievement, the Islamic site excellence, the excellence branch in social work pioneers, and the excellence branch in social work programs and projects.
It is keen to support distinguished initiatives in these branches, which aim at implementing business projects to promote social integration, develop innovative skills among the community, facilitate and support the implementation of work for specific groups of women, and provide women with the necessary capacities to enter the labor market, in addition to supporting projects that support the economic and social opportunities of young people and non-traditional scientific research that have a prominent role in social development.
Finally, the Institute thanked the Institute for Research and Consulting Studies for their organization and interest in the workshop. In turn, Dr. Ali Al-Shaeri thanked Dr. Abdullah Bin Omar Bafeel, UQU President, for his unlimited support to the service of Umm Al-Qura Consultancy Oasis, wishing them success.