‘KAFO’ meets youth aspirations: Advisor
‘KAFO’ is a national e-platform that enables the search, connection and collaboration among achievers in Kuwait for better future opportunities, building networks for knowledge sharing and communities around common interests, an official said.
Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Kuwait Achievers for Future Opportunities (KAFO) Project Dr Youssef Al-Ibrahim noted that the project was developed to meet youth aspirations as per the recommendations of the National Youth Project, which was initiated by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah in 2013 as a nationwide campaign to outreach youth and involve them in national development plans.
Ibrahim, Advisor at the Amiri Diwan, said his remarks during a seminar to introduce the project. The main objective of KAFO is to have access to Kuwaiti achievers and talents through a platform that can display their efforts and empower them to attain more and collaborate with others. “They are the real assets of Kuwait and the hope for its future,” he said. Ibrahim hoped the project would create self-renewing energy in the Kuwaiti youth to push them with economic activities and voluntary work that have always characterized the Kuwaiti personality.
Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Faris said that KAFO includes a large segment of young people, which requires building a database for them to facilitate the search process for their competencies. The existence of a database for young people to identify their potential is very important to help them in projects and action teams, in addition to supporting and developing their abilities, Minister Faris said.
Kuwait’s youth are its real wealth and the support of His Highness the Amir for these projects is a clear evidence that Kuwait’s future lays within youth, Faris noted, adding that the Ministry of Education will support such projects by giving young teachers the opportunity to develop the educational system. In the meantime, General Coordinator of the project Dr Fatma Al-Mousawi said the main goal of the meeting is to introduce the project and facilitate the process of identifying the official website in its experimental phase before the official launch in October this year.
“Our aim also is to hear and gather more opinions and comments about the website for the development of the project before the official launch,” she pointed out. The database will focus on six electronic communities in the fields of sports, media, culture, arts, science and technology, as well as food. — KUNA
KUWAIT: Officials attend a seminar to introduce ‘KAFO’; a national e-platform that enables the search, connection and collaboration among achievers in Kuwait. — KUNA
Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Faris speaks to reporters.