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.
Khaireya Abdullah Ali Al-Kandari is a 10-year-old girl who studies in the Ramlah School for Girls.
Kuwait Times: What do you know about Ramadan?
Khaireya: For me Ramadan is the month of giving and sacrifice.
KT: What are your favorite toys?
Khaireya: I love Barbie dolls and ponies.
KT: What you think about Kuwait?
Khaireya: Kuwait is beautiful and I love my country.
KT: What place would you like to visit next?
Khaireya: I want to visit Paris.
KT: What about the places you visited? What are the best thing you enjoyed in those countries?
Khaireya: I like the Philippines very much. I enjoyed most of my stay there because of the beaches we visited. I also love the hospitality given by Filipinos.
KT: Do you help in house chores?
Khaireya: I clean my room and I help my mother in the kitchen.