King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba" is a non-profit endowment organization that aims to identify and nurture talented and gifted students in scientific fields. The Foundation is honored to hold the name of the founding King, where it was founded in the times of King Fahad bin Abdulaziz, by Royal Order No. 109, dated 13/5/1420H, and presided over by the custodian of the two holy mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, from its founding until he passed away. The Foundation enjoys the support of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in recognition of the importance of nurturing giftedness and creativity.
Inspired by global expertise and steered by national and international experts, Mawhiba strives to establish a national system for giftedness and creativity in Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, it developed its strategic plan to foster giftedness, creativity, and innovation to actively contribute in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
This strategic plan is characterized by its comprehensiveness, succession, and focus in fostering those gifted and creative in the scientific and technical fields. It includes the development of a scientific methodology for the discovery and care of gifted students. More than 97,000 gifted students were identified out of more than 300,000 tested in more than 100 cities and villages in the Kingdom. This data helped create an integrated national database
detailed information on the best gifted minds from all over the Kingdom.
“Mawhiba’s” sponsorship of over 54,000 students, of both genders, and its participation in international science competitions for talented youth, granted the Kingdom global recognition. Collectively, Saudi students won over 397 medals and prizes in these competitions, developed over 16,000 ideas, acquired 15 patents and over 1000 Saudi students were accepted in the world’s top 50
in distinguished disciplines that meet the needs of national development plans.