The gifted of the Kingdom won two medals (silver and gold) in Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad held in the city of Minsk, Belarus during the period from 6th to 13th Shaban 1439H, corresponding to 22nd to 29th April 2018G.
Student Abdulrahman Fayadh Al Idris won a silver medal, whereas student Badr Salman Al-Mulhim won a bronze medal outstripping 140 gifted students participating in the Olympiads from 22 counties.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was represented in Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad by King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) and the Ministry of Education for the sixth time, winning seven bronze accolades and three certificates of appreciation.
This achievement adds to the record of milestones accomplished by the country's gifted to ensure the efforts exerted through the partnership and strategy shared by Mawhiba and the Ministry of Education for nurturing the gifted, which is reflected in the fruitful outcome of winnings at competitions.
The Kingdom was represented in this event by 8 male and female students from different educational districts including: Abdulrahman Fayadh Al Idris, Badr Salman Al Mulhim, Ali Mohamed Al-Asmari, Bandar Ahmad Al-Harbi, Salih Ibrahim Al-Twaijri, Mohamed Hashim Al-Khuraisi, Rabab Ali Al-Rafiei and Osama mohamed Al-Ali.
On this occasion, His Excellency Secretary General of Mawhiba Dr. Saud Bin Saeed Al-Muthami extended his thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salmam for the care and attention they give to the gifted of the Kingdom, and for the leadership support to Mawhiba which deepened the passion of the gifted to science, research and innovation, and prepared them to distinctively represent the Kingdom at global competitions.
His Excellency appreciated that support and the resulting achievements in the name of the country featuring the successes accomplished by Mawhiba and the reflections on the Foundation contribution to the attainment of the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030. Along this line, Mawhiba strives to make the quality of education in the Kingdom among the best 20 to 30 countries in the world.
By the same token, His Excellency extended his congratulations to the students, their families and all those nurturing the talents. He urged the gifted students to keep up with their distinctiveness and creativity to place the Kingdom at the advanced countries level, praising their potentials which will build up a national creative capacity enriched with knowledge that will serve mankind.