Misk Foundation Awards Saudi Customs for its role in supporting ‘Saudi Codes’ Initiative

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Time: February 12, 2019

The only non-educational entity that is ranked among top 5 participants

H.E. Mr. Badr bin Mohammed Al-Asaker, Chairman, Misk Initiative Center awarded Saudi Customs for playing an effective role in supporting the Foundation’s ‘Saudi Codes’ initiative through the active participation of its employees and their family members.

During the awarding Ceremony, H.E. Governor of Saudi Customs Mr. Ahmed Alhakbani received an award trophy on behalf of Customs for being among the top 5 entities in terms of engagement with the initiative. Furthermore, Customs was the only non-educational entity to be ranked within the top five, among which were government, private, and educational entities.

On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Alhakbani extended his appreciation for Misk Foundationwho has initiated this pioneering program that aims at equipping participants all over the Kingdom with the basic digital and coding skills.

He also described the initiative as a great opportunity for Customs employees to learn programming via short and interactive lessons and tutorials provided on the initiative’s electronic platform. He also praised the progress achieved by Customs employees and their families and thanked them for their contributions which made it possible for Customs to accomplish this high ranking.

It is worth mentioning that Saudi Codes is an initiative organized by Misk Foundation in partnership with MCIT and STC. It targets Saudis and aims to promote a culture of coding and encourage learning the basics of coding and other digital skills being increasingly demanded by the labor market.

 

This article was first published in ZAWYA

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