1997 News Story

Women's cultural activities at Jenadriyah

The cultural activities for women at the Jenadriyah Festival for Heritage and Culture began yesterday with an opening session at the King Abdul Aziz Public Library in Riyadh. The function was attended by Princess Nouf Bint Abdul Aziz and a number of female university professors.

Coordinator of the activities Jawaher Al-Abd Al-Al highlighted the importance of the festival, saying: "It takes us to the past and brings to us the good old memories about our forefathers". Jawaher, delivering a message from the National Guard, called for greater efforts from all citizens, including women, to revive and protect the Kingdom's glorious heritage. She also underscored the National Guard's remarkable contribution towards enhancing the education of women by opening schools and adult education centers, and described Jenadriyah as one of the most outstanding cultural festivals in the Arab world.

The opening session was followed by a seminar on educational challenges presided over by Dr. Hussa Al-Saghir. Dr. Amal Al-Marzouki, Dr. Sittul Hasan Al-Johani and Dr. Nawal Al-Thunayyan spoke on various aspects of the topic, a call for greater efforts to improve the education of women in the Kingdom.