His Excellency Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, said that the university is pleased to host the Tebyan project, which comes in cooperation with the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue for the Prevention of Extremism to protect young people from dark thought. Rector Al-Solamy praised the project and the event holders. He hoped the work would continue to serve the nation and raise awareness within the community to the damage and destructive consequences of extremism. He hoped the project could provide courses and workshops that would reduce and fight against extremism and its features.
This came during His Excellency's sponsorship on Tuesday morning to the third release of the Tebyan project for the prevention of extremism, which is organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs, in cooperation with the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue. The project will be held over two days, in the Central Stands of the University City in Abha.
Al-Solamy: We should strive to educate youth, get them ready, and warn them against radical and destructive thought
The University Rector added that youth is the real wealth of any country, and extremism aims at stealing that wealth. Thus we should strive to educate youth, get them ready, and warn them against radical and destructive thought. The Rector said, "I advise deans and college vice-deans to encourage students to attend the workshops and courses of this project in order to benefit from the proposed ideas to confront extremism."
For his part, the Representative of the National Dialogue Center, Mr. Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Otaibi said that the Center is pleased to participate in the third release of the Tebyan project at King Khalid University, which aims to fortify youth against destructive ideas, in cooperation with the Saudi universities. He added that the project is one of the programs that represent the reality of integration roles and efforts between the center and influential community institutions.
Many entities are expected to participate in the exhibition that is going to accompany the project including the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue, the Civil Defense Directorate of Aseer, the Aseer Regional Police, the General Administration of Drug Control, the Information Technology Department of the University, and the Guidance Center at the Deanship of Student Affairs.
Also, the Deanship of Student Affairs hosted Mr. Sultan Al-Harthy, a famous media celebrity, will provide an open dialogue with students. He spoke about the impact of the social media sites and their seriousness in spreading intellectual extremism. He also presented ways to prevent youth from these sites. Moreover, a number of scientific workshops and training courses are going to be held throughout the duration of the project, submitted by a number of trainers from the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue on the protection of youth from extremist electronic dialogues over the internet.
It is noteworthy that the sessions and courses of the second day of the project will discuss the concept of extremism, the reasons for the emergence of this phenomenon, and innovative ways to confront it. On the second day, there will be a presentation related to the experiences of young people who retreated from radical thought, the relationship of electronic games and terrorism, in addition to a display of student participation in the fight against extremism through the areas of drawings, video, and motion graphics.