Time: May 20, 2018
Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation “MiSK” is a non-profit foundation devoted to cultivating learning and leadership in youth for the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow.
To this end, MiSK focuses on the country’s youth and provides different means of fostering talent, creative potential, and innovation in a healthy environment that paves the way toward opportunities in the arts and sciences. MiSK (in English “musk”) derived its name from the heart of our Arab and Islamic heritage. That ancient perfume has been used for centuries as a symbol of generosity and benevolence; used by one yet its perfume engulfs everyone.
The Foundation is invested in educating the youth in three wide fields; Education, Media & Culture. These pillars of knowledge will support and advance our country’s future. Enabling the Saudi people to learn is a means to develop and drive advances across the business, technological, literary, cultural, and social aspects of our nation.
MiSK Foundation, established by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pursues these goals by both establishing programs and partnering with local and global organizations in diverse fields. Through a variety of incubators, the Foundation is helping to develop intellectual capital and unlock the potential of all Saudi people.
We believe that our organizational presence can support and enhance a knowledge-based society that values lifelong learning, which will bring fulfillment and value to the Saudi society. Our guiding principles are commitment, impact, and integrity.
MiSK Foundation: Investing in Vision 2030
Emboldened by Saudi Arabia’s launch of Vision 2030, MiSK Foundation has undertaken to engage its team, expertise and resources to achieve the goals of Vision 2030. Through its internal resources, partners and relationships, MiSK will identify and evaluate investment opportunities that align with the goals of Vision 2030.
What we aspire to do through Misk Foundation is to take initiatives, encourage innovation and, in turn, ensure sustainability and growth to achieve the higher goal: Developing the human mind. The wise leadership of His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz is committed to investing in, supporting and providing the right environment for human capital as an authentic means of contribution in the development of this great country.
Saudi Arabia is eager to transform to a knowledge-based economy. This shift is abundantly clear in the 10th Development Plan, which springs from the royal decree to prepare a strategy for KSA’s transition to a knowledge society, and the National Strategy for Youth, which emphasizes the importance of supporting youths and promoting entrepreneurial, intellectual and physical abilities.
With this in mind, MiSK will focus on the integration of its efforts alongside those of all relevant institutions and stakeholders to achieve this vision.
Allah Almighty has bestowed humans with power, money and knowledge to be utilized in the right direction. Not only that, they should ensure sustainability in exerted efforts. Hence, we may consider sustainability as one of the most important factors in prolonging the time span of any given civilization. In the developed countries, we observe that the innovative businesses and creative projects are granted a platform of institutional levels, with great focus on sustainability and development. This is reflected by the continuation of the institutions for tens and hundreds of years, and extending their roots deep in the land to the point of shaping their own societies.
Therefore, MiSK and I, hand in hand, will seek to take actions, adopt initiatives and encourage creativity, ensuring their sustainability growth to contribute in developing the human mind.
We ask Allah to guide us in the path of giving back to society, realizing our leadership’s vision, and faithfully serve our sons and daughters.
Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz
Founder, Chairman of the Board.
This article was first published in Misk
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