Three students from Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University have won the initiative of “COVID-19 Challenge”, which was launched by the Deanship of Student Affairs at the university. This had urged the students to invent creative and distinctive solutions to face and stop the consequences of the Corona crisis.
The initiative targeted about 38 thousand students to participate in both tracks of the competition: health and social. More than 40 of the total entries were classified and three were nominated for winning. The first participation was, by the two students Fatima AlSamel and Mashael AlSadiq, a bracelet to sterilize hands and to reduce the consumption of plastic and gloves. The second participation was by Abeer AlShammari was a programmatic application that suits all mobile devices to provide information and spread awareness of Corona Virus. While the third participation by Sahab AlFulaij was a bus called “We Care For You” that provides food and medical supplies serving all Riyadh neighborhoods and another bus that takes blood samples within each neighborhood to isolate the infested ones.entries
Each entry was evaluated on the competition terms, which has to be modern and original idea based on an applicable scientific basis and can contribute to developing the community health culture.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Munirah AlMuqren, said that the initiative seeks to turn the challenge into opportunities to search for excellence and innovation in providing services. She added that the goal of this challenge is to find solutions to fight and limit the spread of Corona Virus by encouraging students. The Dean has also expressed her pride in the results of the students who were trained and creative.
This comes within the framework of Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University’s belief in its role and the social responsibility in supporting and enhancing the efforts and talents of the students to participate in purposeful volunteer activities while emphasizing the role of young women in Saudi Arabia in supporting the Kingdom’s efforts in facing COVID- 19.