Saudi Philanthropist Wins Excellence Award for Arab Youth

“One hour for your health” is the initiative that won Ibtisam Fadel Al-Enezi an award for his community work. Al-Enezi comes from Arar, in the north of Saudi Arabia and throughout her years she has always been passionate about working for her community, and especially in sports since 2018.

His accomplishments include founding and chairing the first not-for-profit sports organization in the Northern Borders province. She also created two women’s sports teams called “An hour for your health” and “I walk”. Al-Enezi also won an award in 2014 from the Saudi Ministry of Education, in 2019 a merit award from Prince Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, and last year she was received first place in the Kafu Prize.

In 2022, she received third place in the Arab Youth Excellence Award for her volunteer work with young people, and what is amazing is that she was the only Saudi woman to participate in the competition and the first woman Saudi Arabia to win this award.

Ibtisam Fadel Al-Enezi shared a moving statement to Arab News: “The moment my name was announced as the winner gave me a beautiful feeling, indeed reaping the fruits of one’s labor can be literal,” he said. she told Arab News. “I am proud and honored to be one of the recipients of this award, and I am happy to represent my beloved country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The aim of this prize is to create a healthy competition between young Arabs in order to push more creative ideas, strengthen their initiatives and efforts. It was founded by the Minister of Youth and Sports of Egypt to help rally the efforts of young Arabs everywhere and especially in sports.

The young sports philanthropist is an inspiration to many young Saudi women around her as she participates in several committees on the northern border, including high-profile names like the Saudi Red Crescent. Her passion for sport and helping her community has truly set her apart, as she and many women like her continue to break glass ceilings and get involved in the voluntary and nonprofit sector.

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