The university was founded in 1866, as a private institution of higher education. Since its establishment, the university has adopted the standards and the values of higher education, recognized in the most prestigious universities in the world; it is also committed to the principles of critical thinking, open and diverse debate. The number of teachers in the university is estimated to 717 teachers, and its students about 7800 persons. It also provides more than 100 courses and grants its students certificates of BA, MA and PhD.
Al-Murjan companies group is considered one of the family companies, leading in the fields of economy, investment, industry and development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The group is owned by the members of Bin Mahfouz family. It was founded in 1994, on the basis of participating in the appropriate investment and commercial climate, and in order to take advantage of the investment, commercial and industrial opportunities existing around the world, linking them to rapid growth in vital projects within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
Khalid Ali Al Turki Company and Sons (Al Turki Group) was founded by its chairman Sheikh Khalid Ali Al Turki in 1973. It is considered one of the leading Saudi companies, working in the fields of investment and development. The Group Companies offered, these days, services specialized in various fields such as construction, infrastructure, oil fields, environment, telecommunications, real estate, energy and public sector industries.
Dallah Al Baraka Group... One of the largest business groups in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the most prevalent at the external level. Its investments in the sectors of business, money, and media exceed 9 billion U.S. Dollars.
Dhahran Ahliyya Schools aim to prepare boys and girls to be thinkers, interested and involved in the development of their communities, through benefiting from the challenges offered by the changing world. A continued progress is achieved towards this goal, through the vision of the school itself, as a professional learning community, committed to continuous learning for all its members, including students, parents, educational committee, administrative committee and others participating in its development. As a result for the above mentioned, the schools gained a good reputation, providing an atmosphere of interest and support and preserving high academic standards. In the schools philosophy, these two factors are strongly linked to each other and to the development of a high estimate of the students which is considered to be essential for their happiness and their productivity throughout life.
King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology is a scientific governmental foundation, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has its own independent legal personality, and is administratively attached to the President of the Saudi Council of Ministers, having its head office in the city of Riyadh.
The Association for Volunteer Services is the coordinating partner of this Initiative. AVS was established to promote, facilitate, and improve volunteering and community service throughout Lebanon and beyond. It has had 10 years of experience in developing programs and providing consulting and training on all aspects of volunteerism, not only in Lebanon, but also in Egypt, Kuwait, the UAE, and Syria. Its President and Director, Dr. Patricia Nabti, is the initiator and coordinator of this Initiative and is the Regional Representative of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) for the Arab Nations (2009-2012). AVS has been the National Representative of IAVE in Lebanon since 2003. www.avs.org.lb
The International Association for Volunteer Effort is a primary partner in the Initiative, providing it with international recognition and credibility. IAVE was created in 1970 by a small group of people from throughout the world who shared a common vision of how volunteers can contribute to the solution of human and social problems, and to the development of bridges of understanding among people of all nations.
They recognized the importance of international exchange of information, best practices and mutual support as a way of encouraging and strengthening volunteering worldwide. IAVE is the only international organization with the mission to promote, celebrate, and strengthen volunteerism worldwide. IAVE holds international conference on volunteerism every two years, as well as regional conferences for volunteers. www.iave.org
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