By Bedour Al-Hamad
KUWAIT, Jan 13 (KUNA) -- Outstanding female students flew to Morocco early Saturday on a week-long trip organized by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).
By so doing, the KFAED wants to make Kuwaiti brilliant students familiar with three KFAED-bankrolled developments projects in Morocco, and to mirror Kuwait's contributions to external development projects, KFAED's Information Section's Deputy Chairperson Amira Al-Kandari said to KUNA.
This is not the first trip to Morocco as outstanding students were previously dispatched to Morocco a couple of years ago, said Al-Kandari, the trip's supervisor.
Concurrently, outstanding high-school students from Kuwait left for Albania in a KFAED-funded journey for the same purpose.
The annual initiative stems from the KFAED's belief in the significance of stimulating Kuwaiti students to excel more and promote their patriotism by means of informing them about Kuwait's efforts in Arab and world development, KFAED's Press Chief Ahmad Al-Sarraf said to KUNA.
The trip is also meant to develop students' knowledge and research skills and to help them explore their capabilities, primarily self-reliance and sense of responsibility, he added.
On an annual basis, the KFAED organizes trips mainly to showcase Kuwait's role in offering developing aid to Arab and world countries.
Launched in 2010, the trip program is part of cooperation between the Ministry of Education and KFAED.
Under the program, outstanding high-school students are sent on trips to see firsthand KFAED and Kuwaiti development contributions and efforts.
KFAED was established in 1961 upon an initiative by late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah. (end) tm.bmh.mt