Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) launches a Youth Leadership Program

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Adam Hadhazy – N.J., USA

AL-KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Effective leadership will be paramount in meeting and overcoming the significant challenges faced by our world’s nearly eight billion people, from community-level issues such as poverty to the planet-wide threats posed by climate change.

PMU launches a Youth Leadership Program empowering young people to be positive changemakers
PMU launches a Youth Leadership Program empowering young people to be positive changemakers

To help develop critical leadership skills, PMU launched a special Youth Leadership Program. The goal is to empower young people through hands-on learning activities, expanding their knowledge and equipping them to be global change leaders.

“Leadership is one of the core competencies that the PMU curricula are built around,” said Dr. Issa Al Ansari, President of PMU. “This institutional experience has evolved into a broader vision for PMU related to community service, now PMU aims to convey that experience to Saudi youth in general through a leadership program.”

Towards these ends, the YLP has been designed to align with twin strategies for national and international development. The first strategic framework, The Saudi National Vision 2030, is building for the country’s future through diversification of the economy. The second strategy is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, a set of 17 objectives to achieve a better, more sustainable global society.

“This strategic approach makes the YLP efficient and responsive to the needs planned for by the KSA and the world at a larger scale,” said Dr. Al Ansari.

A global outlook

Participants need to possess a strong sense of motivation and dedication to making the world a better place.

The YLP consists of a range of activities held at workshops in local, regional, and international camps to promote innovation and service through constructive competitions, hackathons and social awareness campaigns. The workshops and camps will explore