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    Second Cohort of ‘MiSK’ Trainees Concludes its Training Period at ICESCO

    8 March 2024

    The second cohort of trainees from Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation (MiSK) concluded its 10-week training period spent at the various sectors, centers, and departments of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO). The training is part of the partnership between ICESCO and MiSK Foundation, in coordination with the Saudi National Commission.

    During the closing ceremony, held on Thursday, 7 March 2024, Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General, in his speech via videoconferencing, lauded MiSK trainees for being role models for Saudi youth through their efforts and diligence during the training period, noting the programs and projects they proposed to develop the fields of education, science, and culture in the Islamic world.

    Dr. AlMalik thanked MiSK Foundation and the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science for their continuous cooperation and coordination with the Organization to implement a set of training programs for youth of the Islamic world, and expressed his keenness to receive the third cohort of MiSK trainees.

    For his part, Dr. Abdelillah Benarafa, ICESCO Deputy Director-General, highlighted the Organization’s efforts through its programs, projects and activities to keep up with the global knowledge and technological development, and build future leaders through training opportunities for youth to build their capacities and enhance their knowledge.

    Moreover, Dr. Benarafa commended MiSK trainees for their enthusiasm, seriousness, and perseverance during their internship as well as their endeavor to learn from the experience of the Organization’s staff and experts, nationals of different countries.

    The ceremony was an opportunity for MiSK trainees to submit their proposals on innovative programs, projects, and initiatives developed during their training period at ICESCO. These proposals were pertinent to culture, heritage preservation and valorization, protection of cultural property, promoting civilizational dialogue values, supporting girls and women, and promoting the Arabic language globally.

    At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Benarafa and Mr. Ahmed bin Baz, Representative of the Saudi National Commission, handed MiSK trainees certificates and honorary shields for successfully passing the intensive training period at ICESCO.

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