‘KAFO’ meets youth as­pi­ra­tions: Ad­vi­sor

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

‘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.

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