Alwaleed Philanthropies Launches the National Growth Mindset Initiative “Yanmu” with the Aim to Empowering Saudi Youth

Sunday, 16 October, 2016

In a unique effort to inspire Saudi youth to embrace their career ambitions, Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announces the launch of the National Growth Mindset Initiative ‘Yanmu’ in partnership with Dimam, Injaz Saudi Arabia and The Talent Enterprise. 


The program will launch in October 2016 to foster crucial life and career skills for 600 students across 10 chosen schools in Riyadh and Jeddah. Upon the research, 16 workshops and 16 lectures were set to take course during the academic semester in order to provide students with training, as well as raise awareness amongst youth. 


The National Growth Mindset Initiative ‘Yanmu’ aims to shift the traditional attitudes towards certain jobs in the market, foster job creation for Saudi Arabia’s young population and create a sustainable impact on the work readiness, employability and national identity of Saudi youth, who comprise 70% of the national population. ‘Yanmu’ will engage with students, instructors and families to promote the value of professional development and also empower the next generation of leaders. It is crucial to nurture decisive and responsible leaders in the face of difficult challenges, who can positively and sustainably impact their respective communities. They are the key to ensuring their own prosperity, and Saudi Arabia’s future.


“In line with HRH Prince Alwaleed’s commitment to empower youth and provide them with the skills and knowledge to be future leaders, we are excited to support the Growth Mindset Program. This initiative will undoubtedly have a positive and sustainable impact on Saudi youth as well as the economy.” HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies. 


For over 35 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 120 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. We collaborate with a range of philanthropic, government, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together, we can build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.