Mosab Al-Shahrani

Saudi Arabia

Mosab Al-Shahrani

Mosab is currently studying a bachelor's degree in Insurance at the College of Economic Sciences at Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca.

Mosab has been consistently recognised for his excellent academic achievement from primary school to university. He has run a project in public speaking, participated in two pieces of research in the field of citizenship and IP, and has won multiple academic prizes.

Mosab has worked as a member of his school’s student board and at university represented his peers in the Student Rights Team, raising awareness of their rights as students in the college and protecting their interests. He also established an initiative to help his peers face manage learning difficulties and participated in a project that raised awareness of the harms of smoking and drugs.

Passionate about impacting wider society, Musab used his learnings to help solve the problem of low cultural awareness among his peers, worked on two social impact initiatives, and worked as a volunteer in events, most notably providing assistance to the elderly and honoring retired teachers. He also joined a program aimed at strengthening the role of youth as influencers in finding solutions to community challenges.

Growing up he had to frequently transfer to different schools and balance his studies with competing at various competitions, but his determination was recognized through being awarded the Excellence Award. When the pandemic broke out, Musab joined a Digital Learning Strategies course to ensure he excelled at e-learning and he has expanded his digital skills by participating in the Innovation and Creativity Conference, and chose to study the innovation and entrepreneurship course at university.

Musab’s commitment to the concept of global citizenship is embodied in his participation in several international exhibitions and conferences, the most prominent of which is his participation in the International Exhibition and Forum for Education as part of an official delegation after his long record of achievements, most notably his representation of his peers in the Education Council in the Makkah region. Musab also participated in an official delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the International Arab Youth Conference in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The International Arab Youth Conference aims to promote cultural understanding and is a partner of the United Nations Population Fund. He is a partner of the United Nations Fund and will also present at a youth conference that includes workshops and contains an event in which young people present a talk on the heritage of their country. The conference concludes with recommendations to UNICEF and the United Nations.

One of the social problems in his educational community is the problem of poor academic achievement so Musab founded a social initiative aimed at spreading the culture of memorization among students at the national level. He also joined the "Voice of Youth" program, which is supervised by the Misk Foundation, an enrichment program that aims to engage young people from all over Saudi Arabia in a number of dialogue seminars that focus on communication skills and critical thinking in order to enhance the role of young people as influential citizens in finding solutions to the challenges of society.

Mosab aspires to work in the field of school development by working with international consulting companies such as the Boston Consulting Group for which he has interned, and also wants to establish a company in the field of education technology and peer learning.