KUWAIT, March 12 (KUNA) -- Upon directives from His Highness the Amir
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the first preparatory meeting for
Kuwait Youth Council convened at Sief Palace here Monday to mull the
implementation of HH Amir's proposed national project for empowering youth.
The meeting was attended by Amiri Diwan Advisor and Chairman of the Higher
Committee for the National Youth Project Dr. Youssef Hamad Al-Ibrahim and Head
of the Executive Office of National Youth Project Jassem Al-Rubaiaan.
A large number of Kuwaiti youth have also contributed to the gathering,
which focused on setting priorities for the project.
In his opening speech, Dr. Al-Ibrahim conveyed HH the Amir's greetings to
the participants and best wishes for their mission.
"This initiative highlights HH the Amir's great attention and support to
Kuwaiti youth," Al-Ibrahim said.
He pointed out that a highly-qualified team has been embarking on the
project over the last three months.
Al-Ibrahim also listed a number of the objectives of the strategic project,
including the following:
1 - Developing new methods for youth contribution to the society's issues.
2 - Creating channels of communication between the political leadership and
3 - Surveying youth about their ambitions and aspirations for Kuwait future.
4 - Identifying youth problems and concerns and studying appropriate
solutions to remove them.
5 - Engaging youth and benefiting from their ideas in outlining government
programs and development plans.
6 - Training and qualifying promising youth leaderships to complete the
7 - Encouraging youth to take initiatives and join private sector as well
as enhancing their talents and creativity.
8 - Bolstering the Kuwaiti identity, promoting values of citizenship and
national unity and fighting extremism, intolerance, discrimination, tribalism
and sectarianism among youth.
9 - Consolidating the culture of democracy and promoting tolerance and
diversity of views among youth
Al-Ibrahim also unveiled a number of main principles for the initiative.
For his part, Head of the Executive Office of National Youth Project
Jassem Al-Rubaiaan revealed the Executive Office lineup and its main tasks.
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