A number of Saudi educators participating in training the talented students in Jubail Winter Forum appreciated the great role played by Mawhiba for developing talented students' skills in Science and Mathematics and preparing them to 2017 International Science Olympiad in the various disciplines. The Royal Commission in Jubail in Partnership with King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) host the forum until the7th of Jumada’ I (04.02.2017).
Math instructor, Sameh Judah said: “It's my pleasure to participate in the 2017 Winter Forum for International Science Olympiad among the Math team to provide talented students with information, concepts and strategies, and help them build a creative thinking compatible with age. He added that the forum this year is characterized by enhancing the spirit of cooperation between students and making them work as one team and love Allah and their country. I extend sincere thanks and gratitude to all contributors in the success of this forum and particularly RCJ’s officials for the warm reception and generous hospitality.
On the other hand, instructor, Ahmed Fahd Al-Ghoneim pointed out that he was so happy for selecting him to train and educate the students in the forum specially they're from among the privileged students Kingdom-wide.
We have seen this through their interaction and positive participation in training sessions. He pointed out that Mawhiba always strives to choose the best students to form the nucleus of the Saudi team that shall participate in the International Science Olympiad. He also pointed out that the instructors are working to develop the scientific talents of students and activate their creative aspects as well as tobuild their personality which is considered the main factor for success. He also said that we work to create an atmosphere of competition and self-reliance.
Abdullah Asha’er a participant Student from Jeddah said: “We appreciate Mawhiba care to us through organizing this forum annually where privileged students in Science and Math can participate from all over the kingdom”.
Asha’er added that he and his colleagues have benefited a lot from the experience and creative ways of their instructors in clarifying and delivering the information, adding that this helped them develop their abilities and knowledge and prepare them well for competition. Meanwhile, he praised the spirit of competition especially among students.
On behalf of his colleagues he extended his thanks and appreciation to RCJ’s forum organizing committee represented by the Education Services Department that provided all the necessary services and helped them during and after training. He said, "We found everything ready such as full accommodation and entertainment facilities.”
On his part Mr. Ali Al Shehri, section head of the students Affairs of education Services Department of the Royal Commission in Jubail and the Chairman of the Committee overseeing the 2017 Winter Forum said that all activities started in accordance with the prepared plan. The Royal Commission represented by the concerned entities made all the necessary organizations that led to the success of the event.
He said that the participation of 13 students from RCJ’s schools in the Mawhiba Forum competitions is an evidence of the advance education level of RCJ’s schools students and an indication of RC’s care to the students service during their study. "The RCJ’s schools are considered by all the best in the Kingdom because they are provided with all the necessary facilities and equipment which create a suitable and an attractive learning environment.
He said, “this is the second participation of RCJ’s school students in Mawhiba forum”. Last year student Yazan Al Magnoni took the second place and he was considered the youngest contestant to win a world medal at Maths Olympiad. Meanwhile ,Student Faisal Al-Hajri was given a certificate of appreciation from International Olympiad and a silver medal in Gulf Olympiad.RC’s school students participation goes back to 2010 up to now in various Olympiads and won 160 medals in different places . The last international participation was in the Swiss Olympiads .
Royal Commission in Jubail’s schools prepare students to participate in such competitions via lots of different events and competitions in various activities, including Science and Mathematics, Al-shehri added.
We have prepared all necessary services for students as we have dedicated recreation and sports sites and visits to landmarks of the city. There is also a special interest to suitable meals supervised by Jubail Industrial College nutritionist. This is besides light meals served in different times.