At the end of the Community Partnership forum which was organized by King Khalid University under the slogan Community Partnership looking forward to sustainable Development from 13 to 15/2/1435AH, some of the participants and forum guests expressed their happiness for what they saw on the margin of the forum out of scientific sessions and lectures which participate in developing and forming partnerships with the community. They explained that this forum reflects the active role of King Khalid University towards the community and our country in general.
Dr. Salem Al-Wahabi, A Member of the Council of State, thanked King Khalid University for arranging this forum and said that all included points and ideas are considered essential and necessary to improve the performance of community partnership and to look for new and successful ways for further development. He admired King Khalid University's experiment towards the community, and he added that the university has about 50 colleges distributed in different governorates of the region which is considered the primary factor to enable the university to carry out real community partnerships in various governorates and centers.
Dr. Saad Al-Otaibi of King Saud University thanked His Excellency, the President of King Khalid University and the organizers of the community partnership forum for superb organization. He also said that sessions that were held on the margin of the forum were an invaluable opportunity to exchange ideas, views, and knowledge in the aspect that it is the most important part of the nature of the work of community partnership and the nature of the work of universities.
Eng. Mahmoud Al-Shami, Director of the Jana Center which is affiliated with the Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Charity Institution, said that the Jana center has nine branches all over the Kingdom and that they were looking forward to cooperation and partnership with King Khalid University. He further related that his center would like to launch a new branch of the institution in Abha in collaboration with King Khalid University to support families in need.
Dr. Hassan Al Sherim, the Director of Al- Sibe’i Charity Institution added that community partnership at King Khalid University is an opportunity with great merit that will create increased coordination among charity associations, community leaders, and government entities to work together to enhance public benefit within the region. He asserted that King Khalid University is deeply rooted in the fabric of society and has produced leaders in the humanitarian field nationwide.
Eng. Mahmoud Turkistani, Vice President of the National Commercial Bank thanked King Khalid University for its invitation to the National Commercial Bank to attend the forum and said that the university gave us the chance to highlight the role of the National Commercial Bank in the social responsibility field and that King Khalid University serves as a role model for the rest of the universities to pay greater attention to social responsibility. He added that awareness couldn't proceed without the Kingdom's well-known scientific centers, so we were conscious of taking part in this forum especially as it is the first forum of its kind in the southern region.