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New initiative to fight unemployment
By MAHER ABBAS | ARAB NEWS
Published: May 1, 2011 23:42 Updated: May 1, 2011 23:42
RIYADH: A joint youth initiative launched by Al-Ghad Forum and Google atTEDxRiyadh here Sunday aims at finding job opportunities for the unemployed, providing safe housing for every citizen and resident of the Kingdom and developing an environment-friendly behavior amongthe people.
Princess Nouf bint Faisal bin Turki, president of Al-Ghad Forum, declared her all-out support for the initiative (named Tamayuz), adding that it would promote a number of values such asinnovation, positive approach, building hope, self-dependence and the readiness to take responsibility.
The initiative is divided into eight branches to tackle major problems facing society, such asunemployment, the housing shortage, environmental pollution and educational issues. Young men and women aged between 17 and 35 in the Kingdom and belonging to different nationalities can join theinitiative from May 21 to make their contributions and make it a success.
More than 1,300 young men and women from different parts of the Kingdom are attending the three-day forum, which deals with majorissues and challenges facing Saudi youths.
Sixteen speakers addressed the forum on Sunday and discussed important topics concerning the youths in order to encourage them to make their contributionstoward achieving sustainable development.
Some of Sunday’s speakers shed light on how to develop the Internet industry and the new media in the Kingdom by presenting various success stories in thefield. There were calls for improving Arab content on the Internet and developing innovative investment opportunities.
Rashid Al-Balla, CEO of N2V, called for greater efforts from youths to achievemultiple successes in the Internet industry through innovation and knowledge expansion. He highlighted the qualitative improvement in the use and application of the Internet in the Arab world during the...
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