‘Small Merchant’ Forum
KUWAIT: The Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) announced Thursday the launch of the third edition of “Small Merchant” Forum in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and DACUM Academy for Consulting and Training. The forum aims at developing the concept of self-employment and encouraging middle and high school students to create their own small projects, Bandar AlRashed, MGRP Assistant Secretary General for Manpower Affairs, said in a press conference. Al-Rashed stressed the event’s importance in instilling work values and initiative spirit in students, adding that it also aims at raising students’ awareness and encouraging them to create and organize their projects in accordance with sound scientific fundamentals, and under supervision of experts in projects field in order to build a promising generation with ideas and achievements. The forum also tends to hone the students’ characters and grow inside them the love for self-employment, serving their country and community, breaking the fear barrier, and bearing the responsibility through practical practices and ability to deal with the needs of markets, commodities, profits, and earnings, he said.