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‘I love singing the National Anthem’

Young Voices
Young Voices

Nearly a quarter of Kuwait’s entire population is under the age of 14 and yet with the exception of school assemblies, we never hear their voices. During Ramadan, Kuwait Times likes to publish a special series that engages with its readership in a more direct, personal way to learn their concerns, issues and viewpoints.

This Ramadan, we will chat with some of our youngest readers about their lives in Kuwait, in an attempt to see the world through their eyes. What do they see for the future of our beautiful country? What would they improve and how would they change it? By listening to their future plans, stories, and experience in Ramadan, we can remind ourselves and hopefully our readers of the ties that bind us all together as a species. These are the voice of Kuwait’s future and we invite them to share their thoughts with us here.

Salman Mohammed Albakheet is a 6-year-old boy studying in the Ahmed Al-Khamees Public School.

Kuwait Times: What do you know about Ramadan?
Salman: Ramadan is about fasting. I do not eat from morning until the maghreb (sunset) prayers.

KT: What do you think about Kuwait?
Salman: I love Kuwait and I love to sing Kuwait’s National Anthem.

KT: What do you love most in Kuwait?
Salman: I love the chalets, seaside and swimming pools with the slides. I also love Kuwaiti food and enjoy the company of my family and friends, and like visiting the mosque.

KT: What toys you like the most?
Salman: I like to play Lego.

KT: Do you have a pet?
Salman: We have 3 kittens on our rooftop. They are cute, I always give them food and water.

KT: What do you want to become when you grow up?
Salman: I want to be a doctor

KT: Which part of the world are you be willing to visit?
Salman: I would love to visit the Philippines. I love hot springs, fishing and the floating restaurant are the best.

KT: What do you do during the school vacation?
Salman: I play with my iPad, join a summer camp and Quran classes.

KT: Do you help in house chores?
Salman: I help to check the water in our humidifier. After playing, I arrange my toys and I always obey my parents.

By Ben Garcia

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