King Khalid University
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region, sponsored the activities of International Civil Defense Day, organized by the Directorate of Civil Defense in Asir Region, under the slogan "Educational Institutions and the Culture of Safety."
Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness observed the exhibition associated with the event, which included more than 15 areas from a number of related organizations. The Directorate of Civil Defense in the Asir then presented a number of incident intervention mechanisms and equipment, in addition to demonstrating models of civil defense skills.
During the opening of the ceremony, the Interim Director of Civil Defense in the Asir Region, General Ghazi Bin Yahya Al-Al'ami, delivered a speech in which he explained that the establishment of this event comes from the role of the Directorate and its duty to raise awareness in the Asir Region. He then noted that all of this work is completed in correspondence to directorates in other regions working under the umbrella of the General Directorate of Civil Defense.
Explaining that when the International Civil Defense Organization, chose the slogan for this year’s event, the choice came to reflect the importance of educational institutions and the vital role they play in establishing and implementing the concepts and culture of safety in today’s youth.
In his speech, Rector Al-Solamy stressed that safety in the current era is a significant concern for many countries and institutions. He pointed out that the culture of safety is a cornerstone and an urgent demand on the international and local levels; he also added that the importance of slogan’s message is deeply rooted in the safety and security for all.
Al-Solamy: Safety in the current era is a major concern for many countries and institutions.
In the establishment of cultural awareness that contributes to the transformation of theoretical safety awareness into practical cultural patterns that are applied in real life, Rector Al-Solamy added that the University is pleased with the participation of Civil Defense in this international event. To conclude, Rector Al-Solamy expressed his gratitude towards Civil Defense members and their efforts towards protecting our country and the critical duty they carry out on a daily basis to ensure the safety and security of our community. Al-Solamy also thanked His Royal Highness the Prince of Asir region for attending and sponsoring this event.
At the end of the event, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid launched the Civil Defense Awareness Platform on the university website, which is one of the outcomes of the strategic partnership signed between the two sectors. The ceremony was concluded by honoring a number of participants and handing the event sponsor a commemorative shield.
His Excellency the Rector, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, sponsored the opening ceremony of the First Talent, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum organized by the Talent and Creativity Center in King Khalid University this morning.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the Rector launched the exhibition associated with the forum, which included the participation of many business leaders who are student members of the Talent and Creativity Center and a number of prominent external organizations. The University Rector praised the efforts of the Center for building, supporting and encouraging talented people, innovators, and entrepreneurs. He added that "Perhaps what we have seen in the exhibition is the best evidence of the activities of the Talent and Creativity Center," pointing out that the university looks forward to organizing activities to serve students through its center.
Al-Solamy stressed that the Kingdom's 2030 Vision focuses on entrepreneurial ventures. He also said: "What we have seen today provides hope to these young men and women and places us, the university administration, in a race to do everything we can to encourage and support talents." He also added that the university will support the Talent and Creativity Center in achieving its mission and vision in building a culture of entrepreneurship. In his concluding remarks, he thanked all of the Center's staff for their significant efforts and everyone who contributed to the success of this forum.
In his opening remarks, the Director of the Talent and Creativity Center in the University, Dr. Mohammed Maghrabi, welcomed the university's executive leadership and participants in a message that stressed the importance of harnessing talent.
Al-Maghrabi: The forum will be held as an eyewitness to the university’s interest in talent, creativity, and entrepreneurship
He pointed out that the Center's keenness to organize this forum comes from the desire to spread the cultural foundations of a knowledge-based economy and the importance of talent, innovation, and entrepreneurship that will achieve this promising vision. He also said: "The forum will be held as an eyewitness to the university’s interest in talent, creativity, and entrepreneurship."
Following after, a university student, Abdulaziz bin Ladana, spoke to his burgeoning experience in entrepreneurship; he talked about his invention, which is concerned with the security, inspection, and the monitoring of vehicles through an electronic system that he invented. It is worth mentioning that his invention was accepted by specialists, landing him local and international awards that prompted him to further develop his invention in the near future with global ambitions.
The audience also watched a visual presentation on the activities of the center and the submitted student projects that achieved successes and gained awards in several international exhibitions and conferences.
At the end of the ceremony, the Rector honored the participants in the sessions associated with the forum, which discussed the sponsorship of talent, the role of technology in the development of innovations, as well as sponsoring technical projects, inventors, innovation in entrepreneurship.