YOUTH OF SAUDI ARABIA
Empowering the youth
H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Founder and Chairman of the Board MiSK Foundation.
“Our country is rich in its natural resources; we are not dependent solely on oil for our energy needs. Gold, phosphate, uranium, and many other valuable minerals are found beneath our lands. But our real wealth lies in the ambition of our people and the potential of our younger generation. They are our nation’s pride and the architects of our future”
APPROXIMATELY 1.9 MILLION SAUDIS WILL ENTER THE WORKFORCE OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS, INCREASING THE SIZE OF THE CURRENT WORKFORCE BY MORE THAN ONE-THIRD.
APPROXIMATELY AT 83%, SAUDI ARABIA HAS THE MOST TWITTER USERS AS A PERCENTAGE OF ONLINE USERS.
5 PRIORITIES TO ENHANCE THE LIFE OF SAUDI YOUTH:
- Improve the cost of living
- Provide affordable housing
- Increase the safety of communities
- Create opportunities for education and training
- Drive healthier employment opportunities and ensure long term prosperity
36% OF ARAB YOUTH CLAIM THEY INTEND TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.
(source: Asdaa Burson-Marsteller)
More than 50% of the population is below the age of 25.
As of 2015, the % of total social media users between 16 and 35 years reached 77%.
Facebook Users under 30 reached 67% in 2015
MORE ARAB YOUTH GET THEIR DAILY NEWS ONLINE THAN FROM TELEVISION OR PRINT MEDIA.