King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) shared its experience hosting summer enrichment programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children conference, titled “Developing The Future Of Gifted Education”.
The US conference was held virtually and included representatives from 55 countries around the world.
Dr. Khaled Al-Sharif, director general of Mawhiba’s Center of Excellence, shared Mawhiba's experience and its efforts in establishing summer enrichment programs and support initiatives for talented students during the pandemic.
He also spoke on Mawhiba’s ability to transform the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for success and a means to adapt technology, develop its business, and launch the e-mawhiba digital transformation project, which aims to become a “leap to the future".
Organized each summer, the enrichment programs aim to meet the future needs of highly qualified Saudis and as part of the Kingdom’s ambition to realize Vision 2030 to grow interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and develop the leadership capabilities of students.