PMU launches Youth Leadership Program
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has launched a new Youth Leadership Program to empower young people with hands-on learning activities.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has created a Youth Leadership Program (YLP) with the aim of providing young people an avenue to learn about topics such as poverty at a community level and global climate change concerns.
The course will include workshops and hands-on learning activities, designed with the core aim of helping students to develop their leadership skills.
PMU Youth Leadership Program topics inspired by UN SDGs
The YLP course aims to align with two strategies for national and international development; the first being The Saudi National Vision 2030, which involves diversification of the country’s economy, and the second being achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been set out by the United Nations.
The workshops on offer have been inspired by the key point of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The SDG-inspired topics include the major themes of Fighting Poverty, Health and Wellness, Education For All, Sustainability, Environment, Governance, and Innovation.
Leadership training one of the ‘core competencies’ for PMU curricula
Dr Issa Al Ansari, President of PMU, has emphasised the focus that this course has placed on the planned PMU curriculum – on a local, national and international scale.
“Leadership is one of the core competencies that the PMU curricula are built around.
“This institutional experience has evolved into a broader vision for PMU related to community service, now PMU aims to convey that experience to Saudi youth in general through a leadership program.
“This strategic approach makes the YLP efficient and responsive to the needs planned for by the KSA and the world at a larger scale.”
With this in mind, in order to fulfil the requirements of the program, individuals will need to lead a Capstone Project.
As the culmination of this project, the students will need to provide a proposal which outlines their idea of a way in which one of these societal issues could potentially be resolved, on either a local or global scale.
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