SCTH Provides Scholarships for 474 Young Girls and Target Training 25,000 Female Citizens until 2020


As part of its National Strategy to Empower Women
SCTH Provides Scholarships for 474 Young Girls and Target Training 25,000 Female Citizens until 2020

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage has revealed that a total of 474 females have benefited from scholarships within the (Your job is your scholarship) program, which is supervised by the National Centre for Tourist Human Resources Development (Takamul), as part of the SCTH plan to provide scholarships for 1,200 young women until 2020 to study specializations that can serve the tourism sector. 

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, through its strategies and plans, seeks to enhance women empowerment in the sectors of tourism and national heritage and in other programs that can serve the field, in a way that accords with the Kingdom's 2030 Vision and the national Transformation Program. 

Thereport issued by the SCTH's National Centre for Tourist Human Resources Development (Takamul) showed that the number of female beneficiaries from the training programs in the tourism and national heritage sectors stood at 9,631 female trainees, at a time that the program seeks to train 25,000 female trainees until 2020. The number of female beneficiaries from the tour guide workshops reached 405 female tour guides, where the program seeks to train 1,400 female tour guides until 2020.

The report pointed out that there are 14 colleges spread across the Kingdom's cities that are specialized in the sectors of tourism, travel, hospitality, hotels, business administration and event organization, which benefit girls willing to work in the tourism sector.

For its part, the Tourism Information and Research Center (MAS) revealed that the number of field female researchers stood at 80, who work to enrich the statistical information related to the tourism and national heritage fields in the Kingdom.
 
In the same context, the public administration for licensing, affiliated with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that the number of licensed females to practice tourist activities in the Kingdom stands at 988 girls. 

Meanwhile, the National Program for Handicrafts and Industries (Bari') announced that the number of female handicraft women registered at the program currently stands at 3,961.