Daijiworld Media Network - Riyadh (JF)
Riyadh, Sep 28: During the three day Saudi National day celebrations, King Abdulaziz and his companions foundation for giftedness and creativity (Mawhiba), granted three thousand scholarships to the students.
The educational and training scholarships covering various scientific fields are part of Mawhiba three day photography exhibition, 'A home for every talent....a story for every passion', is held under the auspices of Dr Saudi bin Saeed Al- Muthami, secretary general of the foundation, at Granada mall in Riyadh.
At the most important scientific competition in the world, Mawhiba students in the kingdom who underwent training programmes, achieved significant international achievements, 453 international awards in scientific competitions and 83 awards at the international science and engineering fair.
In cooperation with the ministry of education, students were granted scholarships after completing their training. The average time spent training and following up with students, from discovering their talent to their participation, at international level, has reached 7000 hours for some students.
Mawhiba said, the exhibition, which witnessed a high turnout of visitors from different segments of society, chose gift participants the opportunity to improve their future, raise the quality of their lives, and work with them to discover, and develop and guide their children's talents properly.
The 91 picture exhibition followed the journey of some of the kingdoms talents. Also, scouting the empowerment of talented students in institutions across Saudi Arabia.
The Mawhiba exhibition was divided into three parts - The first was a photo exhibition for students, who have won local and international competitions. The second was an interactive theatre with general competitions, different kinds of questions and free scientific scholarships. The third consisted the 'I am a talent', an event for kids, which had activities on creative thinking skills, a drawing competition on the kingdom, and documentaries by Mawhiba and its programmes.