Alwaleed Philanthropies Sponsors Talented Youth in the Kingdom's Little Khawarzmi Team

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016

Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a number of talented youth in Saudi Arabia’s Little Khawarzmi National Champion Team, who have been qualified to compete in the Global Abacus & Mental Math Competition.


The Riyadh College of Technology hosted the sixth national competition for Little Khawarzmi's mental mathematics program on September 24th  2016, sponsored by “Qodrat”, where the students excelled in solving complex mathematical equations.


Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) sponsored the national team's champion students who have qualified to compete in this year’s Global Abacus & Mental Math Competition, taking place in South Korea. Sultan Manna Saad Al-Mutairi from Hafr Al-Batin, Majid Abdullah Al-Tuwairqi from Al Taif, Liyan Ahmed Alferjan from Riyadh, and Joud Al Zein from Riyadh were identified as highly talented, and therefore sponsored for their qualifications and achievements. Alwaleed Philanthropies’ has granted these students with the opportunity to enroll in mathematical training boot camps year-round, and travel to international competitions.


The Little Khawarzmi is an educational program for children, which aims to provide students with the necessary tools and mental skills in solving complex mathematical equations. The learning process involves utilization of the Intelligent Mental Arithmetic (IMA) and the Chinese Counter (Abacus) methods of training.  The Little Khawarzmi program help students enhance their memories, develop creative ideas, gain self-confidence, and also gain cognitive skills.


As an incubator of talent, Alwaleed Philanthropies established “AP Youth”, a platform for a generation of talented and ambitious Saudi youth in areas such as education, sports and entrepreneurship. As part of its commitment to empowering youth, Alwaleed Philanthropies will continue to sponsor youth, by providing them with the skills and experience that contribute to building a better future.


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.