KUWAIT CITY, March 12: Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, reinforced its partnership with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs through sponsoring Adasa, a festival for short films, art and music that comes as part of the Kuwait Youth Day initiative. The festival was held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and took place Al Shaheed Park throughout the weekend.
The festival was attended by the Minister of the State of Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al Humod Al-Sabah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah, other dignitaries and representatives of official authorities. From Ooredoo’s side the event was attended by General Manager and CEO Shiekh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani, and Director of Corporate Communications Mijbil Alayoub, in addition to a number of Ooredoo Kuwait’s senior managers and executives.
In a speech at the opening ceremony, Ooredoo General Manager and CEO Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani said: “This is not the first time that we partner with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, and it certainly won’t be the last. We’re happy to be working on an initiative that helps enrich the lives of youth and encourage them reach their potential. Our support for youth is deeply-rooted within our philosophy as a company that aims to enrich the lives of the communities in which it operates. We look forward for more opportunities that enrich youth’s lives in the future.”
The festival aims at encouraging and supporting youth, to materialize and showcase their artistic and creative work in different art fields, as well as encourage them to join relevant programs and courses in order to further develop their skills and talents.
The festival included an art exhibition which showcased the longest graffiti wall, photography, pottery and many others. Another exhibition was also conducted during the festival, in collaboration with Sabah Al Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity and nonprofit able young groups. The festival also included a concert for Hamad Al Ammari, TUMS and Sons of Yousef, as well as number of workshops, seminars, discussion panels, movies and theatrical shows.
Ooredoo Kuwait also took part of one of the sessions which actively discussed supporting youth’s artistic projects; session was attended by Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, Assistant Undersecretary for Youth Projects Shafiq Omar and Chairman of Kuwait’s National Fund for Supporting and Developing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Mohammad Al Zuhair.