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Kuwaiti youth embark on mission to find "leaders in making"

KUWAIT, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti youngsters have launched an "unprecedented" academic initiative to mold nascent minds and discover some of the country's future leaders, said a youth center on Monday.
The endeavor is held in conjunction with Kuwait's Amiri Diwan and global leadership and management performance consultancy IDG, "Rawaj Youth's "chairman Dr. Sulaiman Al-Abduljader told a press conference.
He explained that the initiative is targeting the 16-18 demographic, saying it fits into Kuwait's 2035 development plan, which revolves around efforts to develop human capital.
Such endeavors give Kuwaiti youngsters a chance to contribute towards development in their country and hone their skills, especially at an academic level, according to Dr. Fatima Al-Mousawi, one of the organizers of the initiative.
The project entails a quintet of educational courses held over a 17-day period, revealed Anfal Al-Roudhan, one of the masterminds behind the initiative, saying participants are expected to acquire newfound skills by the end of the program.
IDG's director for the Middle East Peter Torbey said the global leadership and management firm is well versed in such programs that boost development on individual and institutional levels.
Such initiatives have become commonplace in Kuwait in recent years, with the aim of increasing interaction with such a crucial demographic. (end) ays.ha.nam