Structuring Youth Councils in Saudi Arabia: A Forecast Study

Authors

  • Mohammed Abdurahman Alkohaiz Social Studies Department, College of Arts, King Saud University, Riyadh 12372, Saudi Arabia
  • Haifa Abdulrahman bin Shalhoub Social Planning Department, College of Social Work, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh 11564, Saudi Arabia Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0009

Keywords:

Youth Councils, Saudi, Structuring, a Forecast Study

Abstract

Youth is one of the most substantial pillars of community development. The study investigates the optimal structure of youth councils in Saudi Arabia. And it establishes the necessary regulations by setting targets, tasks, conditions of membership, and developing a unified proposal for these councils. The primary study tool was a questionnaire developed by researchers were used to assess the studied parameters. They were distributed to (413) young men at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aged (18-34) years. According to the analytical approach, it is a forecast study. The study results showed that the optimal structure of these councils' includes: First, the prince of the region or the governor as a president. Second, the rector as a vice-president. Finally, the commission is equally male and female. While the council objectives: First, take advantage of youth proposals, capacities, and intellectual property. Secondly, youth participation in the discussion, determination of their requirements, and decision-making. Also, it identified a set of tasks: Encouraging creative and talented youth to achieve national accomplishment and motivating them to take on their responsibilities in serving their community. As for the terms of the Council's membership, members must be between 18 and 30 years, and the name of the office shall be two years and nominated by government educational bodies.There should be a responsible body for structuring youth councils regions, increasing youth councils, and meetings between them in a periodic manner among different countries to exchange experiences and improve performance.

 

Received: 27 October 2020 / Accepted: 10 December 2020 / Published: 17 January 2021

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Published

2021-01-17

How to Cite

Alkohaiz, M. A. ., & bin Shalhoub, H. A. . (2021). Structuring Youth Councils in Saudi Arabia: A Forecast Study. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10(1), 96. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0009