RIYADH (Rahnuma) : Prince Turki Al-Faisal’s father, the late King Faisal, was a beacon of aspiration and hope.
During his reign, the first girls’ schools were introduced, and he focused on educating the Saudi population as a whole to promote peace.
The King Faisal Foundation was founded by King Faisal’s sons and daughters to commemorate his memory and vision.
The significance of the annual King Faisal Prize (KFP) dates back to when a reporter asked him how he saw Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time.
The king responded: “I see Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time as a wellspring of radiance for humanity.”
The root of the foundation and the prize stems from his vision for all of humanity: Peace through education.
“The prize was established by the King Faisal Foundation soon after the foundation was formed,” Prince Turki told Arab News.
“It carries the message that the welfare of humanity is the primary importance of service to humanity,” he said.