UNESCO Learning City Awardee 2021Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia
By focusing on sustainable development, entrepreneurship, and health and well-being, the city has succeeded in upskilling more than 168,000 citizens through evening classes. It has enhanced the literacy skills of over 5,000 beneficiaries, and helped its citizens – and women in particular – to found small and medium-sized businesses.
A comprehensive plan
To realize this vision, the city has developed a comprehensive learning city plan and clear objectives.
Dr. Ahmed Zaid Al HusseinMayor of Jubail Industrial City
Hussein Ali Al Ali
Evening activities for citizens
Raising scientific awareness early in life
The centre aims to keep the local community connected to the latest scientific developments and innovations.
Access for everyone
In response to the learning needs of people with disabilities and those on low incomes, the city has supported three schools and more than 18 associations and specialized centres in providing integrated services that enable these groups to continue their lifelong learning journey.
More than 18 associations and specialized centers and three schools were supported to play their role in providing integrated care for these groups and enabling them to continue their lifelong learning journey.
‘JUBAIL is Reading’ programme
Health and well-being
It has supported and empowered women in the field of small and medium-sized businesses, and created an environment that fosters successful investments and supports expansion in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Sawsan Khaled Al Masoud
Towards a knowledge society
The UNESCO Learning Cities Award 2021 recognizes this achievement.
The UNESCO Learning City Awards
The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
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