Ithra Hosts Iinspire in Al Muftaha Theater in Abha

11 Mar 2018

As part of the Ithra Southern Border initiative launched by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) Iinspire was hosted in Al Muftaha Theater in Abha, on February, 27, 2017. The initiative comes under the slogan Moments of Courage and aims to enrich the minds of 20,000 young men and women in the Kingdom’s southern regions. The show attracted 3,000 visitors of all ages, presenting a selection of the best stories.

#iInspire_Abha was the second most popular hashtag used by Gulf netizens on Twitter. One of the viral tweets was a video of Afnan Al-‘Amri who stood up to bravely narrate the story of her father. Her father, Dr. Ahmad Al-‘Amri, said on his Twitter account: “I attended Iinspire and was hoping to share inspiring moments with my children. When the floor was given to the audience, I hoped to speak about my brave inspiration, my mother. However, I was pleasantly surprised to hear my daughter speak about me as her inspiration. These are moments that can make a huge difference in our lives.

Al-Muftaha Theater hosted five inspiring people who shared their brave experiences with the audience. In addition to, a series of short films was presented. Courage in ‘Asir featured a number of elderly people talking about stories that affected their lives, in addition to a film featuring the beauty of ‘Asir in a visual display. There was also a movie presenting the most important quotes about bravery under the title Quotations, headed by a quote by the Crown Prince HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, in which he said: “We have extremely impressive and outstanding Saudi minds. In those minds, we have powerful energy, high culture, and amazing skills.” The event wrapped up with the southern Al-Ardah dance, which is considered one of the most important popular arts in ‘Asir, performed by the Bellsamar troupe.

Ithra Southern Border initiative is offering a comprehensive series of educational and enriching programs that were custom designed to foster love for science and knowledge among students of all ages. Ithra aims through its initiatives and programs to support the Kingdom’s efforts to transform into a knowledge society by nurturing a passion for knowledge, innovation, and cultural and cross-cultural engagement with the world.