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
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.
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 encompassing
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 prestigious universities in
distinguished disciplines that meet the needs of national development