Friday, April 22, 2011
Ameerah joins Silatech board of trustees
Published: Apr 21, 2011 01:06 Updated: Apr 21, 2011 01:09
RIYADH: Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, vice chairwoman of the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation, has joined the board of trustees at Silatech Foundation. Silatech is chaired by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar.
Silatech was founded in January 2008 by Sheikha Mozah with broad support from other regional and international leaders. Silatech envisions a world where every young person is prepared to succeed, engaged in decent work, and actively pursuing their dreams.Courtesy:Arabnews
The princess attended its fifth board meeting at the headquarters of the Gallup Organization, one of the main partners of Silatech, in London this month.
Princess Ameerah commented: “Silatech is a great initiative, ensuring job creation in the Arab world, where the highest rate of youth unemployment exists, and preparing for the future generations’ economic stability and wellbeing. I am very proud to be part of this vast effort led by Sheikha Moza. Her care and passion is evident in this initiative.’’
Discussions during the meeting covered the achievements of Silatech in 2010, important programs and projects that encourage youth empowerment in the region and creating jobs in the Arab world. Also on the agenda were the strategic objectives for 2011 and the appointment of Tarik Yousef as CEO of Silatech Foundation.
Princess Ameerah has been honored by many organizations for her efforts to protect human rights and improve the lives of young people and women. Princess Ameerah has been a key figure in philanthropy in Saudi Arabia and the region and was welcomed by members of the Silatech board in the hope that she will be a catalyst for further growth in the organization.
Silatech was established to address the critical and growing need to create jobs and economic opportunities for young people. The initiative promotes large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, and access to capital and markets for young people, starting first in the Arab world, where the highest rate of youth unemployment exists.