AMIDEAST or­ga­nizes first an­nual event to mark In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Week

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Faten Omar

KUWAIT: AMIDEAST, an Amer­i­can non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, held its first an­nual event marking In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Week on Tues­day at Ma­rina Ho­tel. The event, ti­tled “Ed­u­ca­tional, En­tre­pre­neur­ial and Vol­un­teer Op­por­tu­ni­ties for Kuwaiti Youth Em­pow­er­ment” was open to the public to high­light the ef­fort of the premier or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in var­i­ous Kuwaiti youth ini­tia­tives.

Dur­ing her open­ing speech, Sa­mar Kh­leif, Coun­try Di­rec­tor of AMIDEAST, said: “The fo­cus of this sem­i­nar is on youth em­pow­er­ment in Kuwait across all mech­a­nisms for youth en­gage­ment, in­clud­ing through ed­u­ca­tion, en­trepreneur­ship and vol­un­teerism.” She added that AMIDEAST is keen on sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of youth and pro­mot­ing youth abil­i­ties.

As­sis­tant un­der­sec­re­tary of youth devel­op­ment at the min­istry of youth Me­shal Al-Subaie said: “In­vest­ment in the hu­man el­e­ment is the base to achieve progress and pros­per­ity. And this is what the min­istry of youth is plan­ning to do.” He en­cour­aged young Kuwaitis to ap­ply for the award for youth ex­cel­lence and cre­ativ­ity. He high­lighted the award’s keen­ness on youth and their projects, giv­ing pri­or­ity to their am­bi­tion as well as pro­mot­ing their ca­pa­bil­i­ties as the coun­try’s fu­ture and real wealth. Subaie added that the fi­nan­cial value of the award is KD 10,000 over 10 cat­e­gories.

On be­half of the Amiri Di­wan, Fa­tima Al-Mo­sawi, Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager of Kuwait Achiev­ers for Fu­ture Op­por­tu­ni­ties (KAFO) project, said: “KAFO is a na­tional data­base, which is con­sid­ered to be one of the achieve­ments of the on­go­ing ac­tiv­i­ties of the Na­tional Youth Project that is un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Amiri Di­wan as per the di­rec­tives of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber ALSABAH.” She added that the aim of KAFO is to es­tab­lish and develop a data­base of qual­i­fied Kuwaiti youth in dif­fer­ent aca­demic and pro­fes­sional fields. KAFO al­lows na­tional com­pe­ten­cies to have long pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ships with each other and cre­ates chan­nels of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and build bridges of pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ships.

The event’s pre­mium spon­sor was Al­ghanim In­dus­tries and Gulf Bank, with Al-Rai news­pa­per as the me­dia spon­sor. The or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in­cluded the fol­low­ing: Min­istry of Youth Af­fairs, Amiri Di­wan (KAFO project), US Em­bassy, Injaz, LOYAC, the Proteges, En.V, Spread the Pas­sion, Women En­trepreneur­ship Net­work, AISEC, Let’s Help Kuwait, Train­ing Gate, Kuwait Vol­un­tary Cen­ter (We­sal Me­dia Team) and alumni of the YES Ex­change Pro­gram ad­min­is­tered by AMIDEAST on be­half of the US Depart­ment of State.

AMIDEAST is a lead­ing Amer­i­can non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion en­gaged in in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing and devel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in the Mid­dle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST made its en­try into Kuwait in 1992. It has pro­vided ad­vice on var­i­ous US ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties to over 50,000 stu­dents since its in­cep­tion. AMIDEAST Kuwait ad­min­is­ters most ma­jor ex­ams re­quired for study in the US, in­clud­ing the TOEFL, GRE and SAT. Ac­cord­ing to AMIDEAST, its pro­grams and ser­vices touch the lives of half a mil­lion in­di­vid­u­als a year - im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties and qual­ity, strength­en­ing lo­cal in­sti­tu­tions, and de­vel­op­ing lan­guage and pro­fes­sional skills crit­i­cal for suc­cess in the global econ­omy.

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