King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
The company’s flagship citizenship initiative, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, is positioned to make a tangible, positive impact on the Kingdom’s future by inspiring a passion for knowledge, creativity, and cross‐cultural engagement. The Center, and the renovated Energy Exhibit, opened in the second half of 2017 and drew more than 44,000 visitors to cultural and educational exhibits and programs.
During the year, the Center continued to implement programs that enriched knowledge and creativity across the Kingdom. Examples of such programs include iSpark, a touring program that delivered scientific, technological, and engineering content to schools in communities along the southern borders of the Kingdom, and iDiscover, an educational program that provided new interactive math and science instruction techniques to teachers. Our digital fabrication laboratory, FABLAB-Dhahran, guided a project team of 40 participants to design and fabricate a Newtonian Reflector Telescope.