ACK awards 23 stu­dents in vol­un­tary de­vel­op­ment pro­gram

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The Aus­tralian Col­lege of Kuwait (ACK) re­cently held a spe­cial cer­e­mony hon­or­ing 23 stu­dents who have suc­cess­fully com­pleted re­quire­ments for its ‘ACK Award.’

The ACK Award was es­tab­lished by the Col­lege in 2014 as a vol­un­tary per­sonal de­vel­op­ment pro­gram and it is avail­able to any stu­dent at the Col­lege. Par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents work with a staff men­tor in set­ting life goals and then record­ing achieve­ments over a two se­mes­ter pe­riod. Stu­dents must set goals in four ar­eas of per­sonal de­vel­op­ment, which in­clude aca­demic achieve­ments; vol­un­teer­ing or par­tic­i­pat­ing in projects that ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity or en­vi­ron­ment; in­tern­ships or work ex­pe­ri­ence; and fi­nally, per­sonal de­vel­op­ment in ac­tiv­i­ties such as sports, art, mu­sic and so on. The Man­ager of the ACK Award pro­gram, Chris Pi­cone, stated that the first (Bronze) level was be­ing awarded to 12 stu­dents, and that 11 other stu­dents were be­ing pre­sented with the sec­ond (Sil­ver) level for pre­vi­ously ob­tain­ing the Bronze level and con­tin­u­ing their par­tic­i­pa­tion for an ad­di­tional pe­riod of two se­mes­ter and com­plet­ing the nec­es­sary re­quire­ments. He en­cour­aged the stu­dents to re­main in the pro­gram and aim to ob­tain the Gold and Plat­inum level cer­tifi­cates.

Be­fore pre­sent­ing cer­tifi­cates to the stu­dents, ACK’s Dean, Dr Gad El­be­heri, com­mended par­tic­i­pants for their ded­i­ca­tion to­wards per­sonal de­vel­op­ment and com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion through the ACK Award. He em­pha­sized that it is very im­por­tant for stu­dents to not only use their time at the Col­lege to pur­sue their aca­demic goals but also to be­come per­son­ally in­volved within the com­mu­nity.

Dr El­be­heri then ac­knowl­edged the com­mit­ment given by fac­ulty mem­bers who have vol­un­teered to men­tor stu­dents within the ACK Award. In this re­gard, he thanked the men­tors for their monthly meet­ings with par­tic­i­pants dur­ing which stu­dents dis­cussed and re­viewed progress to­wards their goals.

The re­cip­i­ents of the Bronze level ACK Award were Mo­hamed Al-Ei­nawi, Aishah Alsabt, Fatemah Al Du­fairi, Maria Se­ri­adar­ian, Mo­ham­mad Al-Mahdi, Ab­dul­hameed Has­san, Zuhoor Omar, Lo­jien Ser­han, Khalil Ja­mous, Salem Alkud­hari, Sarah Al-Shatti and Re­ham Fadhly.

The re­cip­i­ents of the Sil­ver level ACK Award were Ah­mad Alkhu­dari, Dana Bins­abt, Ali Faras, So­nia Rashid Dalmiya, Jo­mana Na­mavar, Athari Al-Awadhi, Hadi Al­mu­tairi, Mashaal Ali, Rubab Ali, Ruqaiya Huseni Jabla and Hissah Al-Sal­hat.

Cer­tifi­cates were also pre­sented to staff mem­bers who were men­tors to par­tic­i­pants in the ACK Award: Ab­dul­lah Al-Mughrabi, Ah­mad Ibrahim Ghalib Al-Haj Asaad, Dalya Nabil Fathy Is­mael, Rafiq Ab­dul­lah Ka­mal, Da­nia El-Ach­mar, Fahad Mal­louh and Chris­tine Pi­cone.

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