Cairo (UNA-OIC) – President of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD) Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz expressed his happiness at visiting Egypt, as it represents a special place for him and his late father, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz.
During this visit, which is the first since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prince inspected the development institutions that he heads in Egypt, including the Arab Council for Childhood and Development and the Arab Open University (AOU).
Prince Abdulaziz had held a meeting with ACCD Secretary-General Dr. Hassan Al-Bilawi and the Council employees.
During the meeting, the prince was briefed on the workflow in the past period and the ACCD’s future trends aimed at continuing to confront the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on children’s rights, digital transformation, building partnerships, in addition to implementing the strategic plan based on the application of the “Raising Hope” model, which aims to develop children’s awareness, awaken their creative self, unleash their human energies and build their capabilities to help them live a decent life, in order to achieve positive citizenship and enable them to participate in the knowledge society and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The meeting also discussed the ACCD’s current work axes, including Early Childhood Development, Media Observatory for Arab Child Rights, King Abdulaziz Prize for Scientific Research on Childhood and Development, and a study of the Arab children’s readiness for the era of 4IR.
At the end of the meeting, Prince Abdulaziz affirmed his continued support for the work of ACCD, and for the completion of the development process initiated by the late founding father, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, in the same spirit and enthusiasm, while striving for its continued development in line with the current developments and conditions, and following the approach of dialogue and discussion with the Council’s employees through periodic meetings.