Good news: Apple opens academy for women in Saudi Arabia to teach programming skills

American multinational technology company set up an "Apple Developer Academy" in Saudi Arabia.

Walking on the path of women empowerment, worldly famous for its technology and the gadgets, American multinational technology company set up an “Apple Developer Academy” in Saudi Arabia. This academy will open doors for female programmers and developers. A 30-day course and a 10-month program will be offered here at the apple academy for women. 

The academy is situated in the world’s largest institute for women – Princess Nourah University. All the girls above the age of 18 years are eligible to apply (free of cost) for the programme, and if once qualified, they will be offered a scholarship with all the obligatory technology.  


The firm, in its statement, cited, “We are so proud to open the first Apple Developer Academy for female students and can’t wait to see how these women collaborate, innovate & change the world“.   

For this initiative, Apple has collaborated with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), represented by Tuwaiq Academy, and with Princess Nora bint Abdurrahman University (PNU).

This is indeed a good and a big step towards educating the girls and empowering them. Not only this, but the students at the academy will get tons of opportunities, allowing them to showcase their applications in the App Store of apple. 

Apple expects at least 600 Saudi Arab women to be inducted annually (initially) who will be learning programming skills. The individuals will be taught the basics of coding, professional core skills, design, and marketing. 

The American tech company cited that it will assure the graduates learn a full range of skills demanded to contribute to the local business communities.  

On the other back, Saudi Press Agency – SPA stated: “The selection of Riyadh for the headquarters makes Saudi Arabia the first country in the MENA region to host the global Apple academies for programming and development”. 

Tariq Saeed

Read More

Dubai’s Prime Minister Rashid Al Maktoum meets Bangladeshi counterpart at Dubai EXPO 2020

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, met with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh - Sheikh Hasina Wazed.

Tropical Storm Claudette: tornadoes continue, threats of flooding!

The Tropical Storm Claudette made it landfall early Saturday after moving along the Gulf Coast. Formed on Saturday morning, the storm is expected to...

Doha: Authorities announce regulations for traffic movement in city

General Directorate of Traffic has issued regulations to regulate the movement of vehicle with capacity more than twenty five persons in Doha .


Jordan Red Crescent organise a training camp for Liaison officer

Jordan Red Crescent Society recently held a seminar for the liaison officers to make them familier with the latest techniques and equipments.

UAE records 318 new COVID cases with 0 deaths today

In United Arab Emirates, additional 318 individuals tested positive for the viral infection of COVID-19.

Lebanese museum returns 5 Palmyra artefacts to Syria

On Thursday, a private Lebanese museum decided to return five Roman artefacts from Syria’s city Palmyra. These art pieces have been displayed in the...