Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation Hosts Visit of US Students from NCUSAR Youth Leadership Development Program
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, and vice chaired by HH Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel hosted an event for 10 American female students participating in the Model Arab League Youth Leadership Program. The students are from different universities across the US, and this was their first visit to Saudi Arabia, organize
d by the National Council on US Arab Relations (NCUSAR). They were given a presentation about the operations of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation then watched a documentary about Saudi Arabia “Seeing Through the Sand” and engaged in a question and answer session with the film’s director Ms. Noor Al-Dabbagh, Executive Manager of the Strategic Studies Department.
The American students were pleased to meet with the Foundation team and learn about Saudi Arabian culture and society. Their visit was hosted by Ms. Muna AbuSulayman, Secretary General of Alwaleed Foundation and Ms. Noor Al-Dabbagh. Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice-Chairwoman of the Board, surprised the group by stopping in to greet them and speak about the progress of women in Saudi Arabia.
The students’ visit to Saudi Arabia was hosted by the Ministry of Higher Education, and headed by Randa Hudome and Elizabeth Wusson, two board members of the NCUSAR. The NCUSAR is an American non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world through leadership development and people-to-people programs, academic seminars, and an annual Arab-U.S. policymakers' conference. Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation had previously granted NCUSAR general support of $300,000 over three years (2006-2009) to develop various educational programs that promote American understanding of the Arab world.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation supports programs and educational centers around the world that reframe perceptions of Islam and the West, in order to foster dialogue and better understanding between the different faiths and world views. It also works internationally to tackle poverty, delivers rapid aid in cases of natural disasters and provides women and youth in the MENA region with economic and educational opportunities through supporting sustainable projects of the Foundation’s various partner organizations.
HRH’s philanthropic grants and donations span over 60 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; Gaza to The Gambia, totaling more than $2.4 billion over the last 30 years. HRH has established three Foundations to handle his philanthropic activities across the globe under the slogan “Commitment Without Boundaries”: Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation in Saudi Arabia Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation in Lebanon, and Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in Lebanon. His Foundations work locally, regionally and internationally to combat poverty, strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue and empower women and youth.
Kingdom Tower Participates in Autism Speaks Light it Up Blue Campaign in Support of World Autism Awareness Day & Autism Awareness Month
Kingdom Holding Company, Chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud announced that Kingdom Tower, Riyadh is lit in special blue lights on Saturday, April 2nd 2011 in support of ‘Autism Speaks’ global Light It Up Blue campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.
More than 100 iconic landmarks, airports, bridges, sports arenas, museums, corporate and media partners and others in over 17 U.S. cities and many countries will light up in bright blue that night to raise awareness and shine a light on autism as a growing public health crisis. Kingdom Tower will be the only building in the Middle East to recognize this important day.