On Saturday, 4th January 2020, and under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, and in partnership with the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, the Eastern Province Charity Association for Orphans Care (BENAA) organized the third scientific camp for orphans (MISBAR 3). MISBAR 3 will last for eight days, and will be attended by 150 orphans of distinguished male and female students at the secondary level from various orphan care associations and their branches in the Kingdom.
The camp aims to expand the perceptions of the participants in the modern fields of science and technology by joining seven scientific tracks and honing their skills, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and directions which focus on investing in educating and training the Saudi citizens and preparing distinguished leaders who actively contribute to the development of the Kingdom in the future.
A member of the Shura Council (The Consultative Assembly), Director General of the Charity Association for Orphans Care in the Eastern Province BENAA, Mr. Abdullah Al-Khaldi ,expressed his thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, for his kind approval to sponsor the camp, which aims to prepare students in the fields of specialized science and rare majors.
Mr Al-Khalidi thanked King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, the strategic partner in the preparation and effective implementation of the camp, for the great and unlimited support that was the reason for the success of last year’s camp, as well as employing all its expertise to help the orphans during the camp period and to its contribution in achieving the camp goals. KFUPM faculty members got the chance to train the students on the knowledge and skills targeted by the scientific camp.
The third scientific camp comes after the success of its first and second versions with the participation of 120 students from various orphan care associations in the Kingdom, during which the students gained many achievements. On the camp, students work on different projects in Aerospace and Aviation, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Robots, Nano Technology, Scientific Experiments, Entrepreneurship, Toastmasters and Sports Skills. Moreover, Students learn a number of skills in communication, dialogue, decision-making, problem solving, leadership and team work. There has been a significant positive impact on the participants in the previous camp, when it provides them with the skills needed in the twenty-first century, keeps them up to date with promising disciplines and prepares them to be active partners in achieving the Saudi Vision 2030.
Mr Al-Khalidi stated that the association also organized the first scientific camp for females, in conjunction with the scientific camp for male students, which is held in the Al-Fozan Academy. Fifty female students participated in the scientific camp, which aims to build the capabilities of the distinguished female students, develop their talents, enable them to obtain appropriate opportunities to build their future and contribute to the development of society and the economy.
Mr Al-Khalidi thanked the Boeing Company, the partner and main supporter of the camp, and all supporters, sponsors and partners for their generous support.