With a nation as young as Saudi Arabia, where almost 20% of its population are between the ages of 15 and 24, it is a well-known fact that the youth are one of the kingdom’s most prominent economic forces; a force that could tackle employment, economic diversification, and the transfer to a knowledge-based economy. At Wa’ed, we recognize this economic force and realize the need to instill the spirit of entrepreneurship in our youth by introducing alternate routes one could take subsequent to graduating, in the hopes of turning these students from job seekers to job makers. Our roadshow, “Your Dream Starts Here”, is a kingdom-wide initiative, where Wa’ed visits universities and colleges to inspire students to pave paths of their own; paths leading to their dreams.
Wa’ed was fortunate enough to kickstart this initiative with these universities:
- Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University - Riyadh
- AlYammama University - Riyadh
- University of Dammam - Dammam
- King Faisal University – AlAhsa
- Jazan University – Jazan
- Univeristy College of Jubail – Jubail
With many more universities kingdom-wide still on the way, the university roadshow will go on throughout the year. Wa’ed’s road show adventures can be followed on twitter, with the hashtag #uniroadshow ( #جولة_واعد_الجامعية ).