King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity is a national cultural Foundation that is honored to be presided over
by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques who supervises it directly and continuously.
“Let us each play a part and assume responsibility with regards to the initiation of this foundation, which does not exclude anyone, but rather constitutes a partnership involving all of us, we the citizens, without exception.”
With these words, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Founder of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity -May Allah have mercy on him - described the nature of this Foundation, its goals of encouraging gifted youth and the development of their talents.
In a statement made on the eve of the Foundation’s initiation, whose name he chose, King Abdullah said: “Giftedness without nurture from its people is like a small shrub without water or care. It is irreligious and unreasonable to neglect or ignore it. Therefore, it is the mission of each one of us to cherish what we plant and nurture it until it becomes strong and its branches grow leaves to shade us and under which we seek refuge, after Allah, to build a future we desperately need in this age of creativity where giftedness is developed and used to serve our religion and nation.”