UNDP participates at the King Faisal School International Day

May 3, 2014

Students volunteering to manage UNDP's booth at King Faisal school

For the fourth consecutive year, UNDP participated in the International Day at King Faisal School in Riyadh, the event took place at the School premises, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Hundreds of students actively participated in managing booths of different embassies, ministries and agencies including UNDP’s booth.

UNDP annually participates at this event with a different theme in an attempt to raise more awareness on the selected subject. This year’s theme was environment and energy as UNDP works closely with governments on environmental and energy projects.

Mr.Abdulrahaman Kamel, the supervising teacher of both UNDP and the Germany Embassy booths said on this occasion “We can say that the International Day at King Faisal School is one of the most important events during the year. It aims at engaging the students in learning about countries and their cultures and to benefit from global experiences”.

Abdulrahman Sulaiman AL-Guwaiz, an 8th grade student, was managing UNDP booth alongside representatives from UNDP, explaining how the solar panel work to visitors.  Saud Fahad Al-Goufi, and Abdelmohsen Abdulaziz AL-Bakr, 9th grade students, were part of the organizing committee of this event, they also gave a tour to UNDP representatives at the exhibition.

UNDP gave away hundreds of solar lamps, eco-friendly gifts to students to introduce them to solar energy and raise awareness about renewable energy. Students received the gifts with enthusiasm and were eager to learn more about solar power. UNDP also gave short presentations to visitors on the MDGs, and delivered a brief description of UNDP’s work in the Kingdom.

It is worth mentioning that 170 students, 30 teachers and 32 embassies and 27cltural attaché and 7 ambassadors participated at the event.