Women & Youth Empowerment

Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" and the World Scouting launch volunteering programs in the Saudi universities.

Saudi Arabia

Duration

2020 - 2023

Beneficiaries

Total Number of Beneficiaries

"500" rovers engaged in clans and "100.000" Saudi youths were inspired and affected by scouting activity.

The number of beneficiaries in 2021

"200" roaming or rovers engaged in scouting and "29" qualified leaders with the wooden badge.

Believing in the vital role of youth in the development of society and advancing development forward, Alwaleed Philanthropies launched the World Scout Program in cooperation with the World Scout Organization Movement ( WOSM), the Saudi Arabian Scout Association, and eight Saudi universities (Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University as a prototype), in the context of implementing a number of scouting programs and activities that meet the needs of each region of the Kingdom, develop skills and focus on concepts and values related to the needs of scouting programs and activities in the Kingdom to raise the level of their efficiency in community service and national development, which can be included in scouting preparation programs and in general education curricula.

Back in 2018, we launched the World Scout Project in its first phase to motivate and engage the youth of both genders to better serve and enhance society through development initiatives designed and tailored to meet their needs in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a memorandum of cooperation was signed with King Saud University to put into action the environmental and societal survey, aimed at identifying and assessing and the needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In pursuit of realizing the aspirations desired, a set of precise and focused goals have been set, as follows:

  • To learn about the reality of scouting programs and activities, aimed at community service and homeland development in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • To learn about some international practices and experiences related to the role of scouts in community service.
  • To identify the most important societal needs related to the role of scouts in community service.
  • To implement a number of scouting programs and activities that meet the needs of each region of the Kingdom.
  • To develop skills and focus on concepts and values related to the needs of scouting programs and activities in the Kingdom, hence to raise their level of efficiency in community service and nation development, which can be included in scouting programs and in public education curricula.
  • To measure the post-implementation impact of development initiatives with the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
  • To empower female students to be leaders in Scouting.
Scouting Association in KSA - Committee of Women Guides
Scouting Association in KSA - Committee of Women Guides
Scouting Association in KSA - Committee of Women Guides

2021 Accomplishments

First: Educational resources and materials:

  • Preparation of a package of resources, plans for the design and implementation of the program for Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University as a prototype, and packages for other universities.
  • Preparation of training materials package for the two qualifying levels (foundation, and wooden badge).

Second: Rehabilitation of leadership cadres to support the implementation of the project through:

  • Qualification of 41 leaders on the theoretical part of the foundation study by default.
  • Accreditation of 25 leaders in the completion of the founding study to obtain the wooden badge that qualifies them to be a scoutmaster or to lead a university team.
  • Qualifying 28 women leaders in the first-ever wooden badge training for women leaders in the Kingdom, who will be accredited when presenting their research as the first group of women leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the group includes members of the Girl Scouts Committee in the Kingdom).
  • Rehabilitation of 10 women leaders from Princess Noura bint Abdul Rahman University capable of managing and delivering the educational program and leading the university team.

Third: Student Activities (Scouts):

  • 200 students from Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University were enrolled in Scouts as a first stage.
  • 100 students from Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University participated in the World Scout Camp online JotaJoti and communicated with the world on behalf of Girl Scouts -Saudi Arabia.