KUWAIT: Chairwoman of Al-Saad Foundation Sheikha Fadya Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah said that Ibtikar is an initiative that immerses students in activities that cultivates their talents and skills and encourages them to pursue a strong education. Ibtikar was inspired by the values of His Highness the Amir of Humanity Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
During the closing ceremony of the summer training camp in cooperation with Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP), Sheikha Fadya said that she is working on ways to further the progression of society by supporting the students in the field of scientific research and helping students better their hobbies and she seeks to enable the woman of tomorrow by investing in the youth of today. By discovering what their talents are and cultivating them, the students will ultimately benefit society as a whole, she added.
Sheikha Fadya said that Ibtikar is an initiative that seeks to empower women by encouraging their participation in activities from elementary school until their university years. Ibtikar uses different methods to encourage the creativity of the students. Sheikha Fadya said that it is when students are exposed to different challenges that their abilities really surface.
Among the most important functions of this initiative is instilling a sense of national pride and loyalty to their country, as these activities will help shape them into proactive members of society who are ready to serve their country. General Director of Ibtikar Dr Fatma Al-Hashim said that this initiative was a great success in that it produced smart hardworking Kuwaiti students worth the investment.
Dr Hashim also talked about Shuwaikh summer club where students are encouraged to make use of their free time by engaging in fun yet educational activities like planting and art making. Director of the MGRP’s Training Department Eman Al-Ansari praised the great effort of Al-Saad Foundation, especially Ibtikar, for its great role in helping shape and develop Kuwait’s youth. – KUNA