31K Benefit From Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education 2020 Summer Programs

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center

The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education successfully offered several summer 2020 learning opportunities such as "Mobaderoon" and the "Goodwill Initiative". These initiatives were made available to the public writ large during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of King Khalid University's commitment to help us stay connected and move forward by building skill sets participants can use to form lasting connections.

Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Prof. Omar bin Alwan Aqeel, explained that 14,074 participants took part in a 22-hour online training package. The most important courses, he noted, were "Skills of Dealing with Crises and Disasters", "Personal and Behavioral Skills of a Security Guard", and "Future Skills of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". He praised the efforts of those who participated in implementing these initiatives.

In collaboration with the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion, the program "Your Ramadan Filled with Quran" was delivered to over 19 attendees. It included memorizing the Qur'an, sessions to correct recitation, and a lecture on reflecting. Additionally, competitions on the best recitation for kids, "Quranic Whispers", a cultural competition, and Qira'at (recitations or readings) attracted 1,965 participants.

As a part of the Goodwill Initiative in collaboration with the College of Applied Medical Sciences at Khamis Mushait, eight-hour training programs tailored to students were offered, attracting 2,865. The courses included one on protecting our mental health in times of COVID-19, COVID-19 prevention while picnicking, and the role of occupational health and safety after the pandemic.

Several initiatives and programs as a part of the Goodwill Initiative were launched at numerous campuses around the Asir. Please see below.

Tehama Campus

Headlining the Tehama Campus initiative, which benefitted 11,500, was the health caravan in the parks, presenting gifts and educational publications in shopping centers, and a fine arts competition.

The College of Science and Arts at Dhahran Al-Janoub

The Deanship also collaborated with the College of Science and Arts at Dhahran Al-Janoub to implement programs and initiatives, benefitting 740. They included one on kids and technology and one on being beautiful without a filter. Several competitions were also run on the oldest historical document, the best form of poetry, the best photo, the best mural, and the best intellectual discussion.

The College of Science and Arts at Sarat Abidah

In Sarat Abidah, the Deanship collaborated with the College of Science and Arts to hold health and safety awareness initiatives to nearly 400 participants, namely the initiative to promote the Goodwill Initiative's slogan — "Picnic Carefully". Also included was an initiative for home-based businesses, a bike race, a horse race, a show, and a medical awareness meeting at Sarat Abidah Hospital.

Source: KKU - Media Center His Excellency, the University President, Prof. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Sulami, sponsored the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Charitable Foundation for Orphans Care (Ekhaa) Asir branch.  Vice President of Business and Knowledge Economy, Prof. Abdullatif bin Ibrahim Al Hedaithy, represented the University in signing the agreement, while Ekhaa Foundation was represented by Prof. Saleh bin Khalif Al Dahmashi, Secretary General of the Charitable Foundation for Orphans Care (Ekhaa), and Consultant of His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.  Al Hedaithy, explained that the agreement includes cooperation in the following areas: organizing academic, educational and entertaining programs and events for orphans, working on easing the procedures of accepting orphans to the university academic programs, in accordance to the Deanship of Admission regulations and conditions.  The agreement also includes supporting orphans psychologically and socially by cooperating with the Guidance and Consultation Center at the University, through supporting talented orphan students, and offering training courses. In addition to offering medical care through the university's dental clinics and medical centers. 
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center King Khalid University participated in the 24th  GCC “Community service Deanships and colleges committee  meeting , which was hosted  by Taibah University virtually.  The university also participated in the 36th National  meeting for the Deans of the Community service deanships committee on Wednesday and which was under the patronage of His Excellency Taibah University President Prof. Abdulaziz Alserani under the slogan “Sustainable development and prosperous society. It's worth noting that Prof Omar Alwan Agheel represented King Khalid University in the meeting. 
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center On behalf of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, His Excellency King Khalid University President, Prof. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al Solami, chaired the sixth university council, today Wednesday the 30th of December 2020 , which was held virtually in the presence of the His Excellency the Secretary General of the Council of Universities Affairs, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh and the council members. The University Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Post Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad bin Muhammad bin Dajam, explained that the council discussed a variety of topics, and approved the following: -  The restructure  of university departments and programs , which included the recommendation to establish a number of colleges and scientific departments at the university and in the Tihama branch and submitting them to the University Affairs Council. - The approval of  a master's program in management information systems (fee-demand ) in the Department of Management Information Systems in the College of Business. -  The restructure of the editorial board of the University Journal of Linguistic Studies.
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center His Excellency the University President, Falleh bin Rajaa Allah Alsolami, met the new General Manager of the Ministry of Transport in Asir, Eng. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, in his office in the university city. Upon his arrival  His Excellency the University President thanked Eng. Al-Ghamdi for the visit, and congratulated him on new assignment, wishing him success in serving the region and the country. During the meeting, the two parties discussed  joint projects and road network linking Al-Faraa University City,  they also discussed the plan to achieve our wise  leadership’s vision  and  His Highness, the region’s governor plan , to overcome difficulties and  to encourage collaboration between government agencies.
Source: KKU - Media Center The Administrative Development Department at King Khalid University, held a number of training courses and programs targeting university members, during the first semester of 1442 AH, a number of training courses were held in coordination with the Institute of Public Administration and the General Court of Audit.  The Dean of Human Resources Deanship Dr. Ali Al Olayani, explained that these training courses and programs are part of the Deanship's efforts to enhance the work performance of university members, to achieve the Deanship's mission of efficient and innovative management and development of human resources, by investing distinguished capabilities, in line with best practices. On his part, the Director of the Administrative Development Department, Prof. Ali bin Saleh Al Dumaih, said that an estimate of 2188 university members benefited from these training courses. These training courses are important to develop the skills and potentials of university employees in areas that include, risk management assessment, professional skills in work procedures, monitoring skills, content analysis in social networks, facility management, leadership skills, achieving excellence in strategies implementation in universities, improving the financial performance during crises, change management, risk-based audit, performance control, governmental accounting, practicing internal auditing in government agencies.