Thirty Saudi students complete leadership training at Harvard
Dr. Musaed Al-Ahmed, supervisor of the training program, said the program reflected the vision of its founder, Prince Muhammad
Thirty Saudi male and female students celebrated their successful completion of a leadership training program at Harvard University this summer.
The training program was set up by Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Foundation (MiSK) in cooperation with Harvard University in Boston. The foundation is chaired by Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense.
Dr. Musaed Al-Ahmed, supervisor of the training program, said the program reflected the vision of its founder, Prince Muhammad.
In a statement to SPA on the occasion, Al-Ahmed said the program also reflected the attention and care given by the deputy crown prince to programs that served the nation’s youth.
He said it was a distinctive program adopted by MiSK Foundation in cooperation with one of America's most prestigious universities to train a new generation of young leaders.
Al-Ahmed said during the program the students take some courses with the rest of the university’s students.
On successfully completing the program the students will be eligible for admission to Harvard University.
MiSK secured 100 seats for its students to participate in the leadership program despite the difficulties in admission.
Between 7,000 and 10,000 male and female students from all over the world apply for admission in the program, but only about 1,000 are accepted, Al-Ahmed said.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Aug. 3, 2015.