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Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" launches the World Scouting project in its first phase to motivate youth in KSA to carry out development initiatives.

World Wide

Duration

Six months as of October 2018 to March 2019

Beneficiaries

Youth category, which represents 70% of the total citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Future Vision in Numbers

Launching the program at the university level in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to include 30 government universities and 12 private universities to implement SDGs at home and abroad.

In harmony with our values and observing our committments and our responsibilities for better development and growth across the Saudi society, driven by our deep seated belief that youth are the main driver of development, we have launched the World Scout Project in its first phase to motivate and engage 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, which contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations, a memorandum of cooperation has been 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.

Achievements Until 2020

The achievements reflected the level of effort, professionalism and accuracy that the work teams enjoyed during the survey of the reality of the Saudi Scouts, showcased by the most prominent achievements:

  • Learning about the reality of scouting programs that target community service in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Introducing some international practices and experiences related to the role of scouting in community service.
  • Identifying the most important societal needs that scouting programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should take into consideration.
  • Developing skills and concepts and imparting values related to the needs of scouting programs and activities in the Kingdom to raise the level of competency of scout employees in implementing community service programs.
  • Learning about the most important scouting programs and activities that have a social impact.
  • The written agreement with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development on the partnership in establishing scouting units in universities within the volunteering file of the Saudi Vision 2030, in which the training curriculum for scouting will be implemented under the supervision of the World Scouts, has been completed.
  • An initial agreement has been made with the Salam Program for the Qualification of Young Leaders to be included to implement community initiatives with university scouting units.
  • Ministry of Education has approved to join the project, provided that Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University is the incubator for the project to establish the voluntary units.
  • The written agreement with both Ministry of Human Resources and the Ministry of Education to build a national standard for volunteering for education, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been completed, provided that Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University provides all design services.