Kuwait to launch over 100 programs for youth in 2017

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Youth (PAY) is set to execute about 150 programs for youth activities early 2017. The plan will be executed in cooperation with different ministries and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), said the authority’s Director-General Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi in a press statement on Sunday. The programs will allow youth of all talents to express their creativity and abilities in an encouraging environment, he said. On his part, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Medical Services Dr Mohammad Al-Khashti said the ministry is taking part in the plan by holding training courses on first aid and seminars on healthy eating and fighting obesity.

A UN envoy has lauded Kuwait’s leading status in supporting the youth saying the country is a “partner” with the international organization at this level. Kuwait is among the top states in empowering the youth and providing them with incentives, said the United Nations Secretary- General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Al-Hendawi, in a statement on Sunday.

He was speaking on the heels of a meeting that grouped him with officials from the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs and the Public Authority for Youth (PAY), discussing the national youth policy and designating the country as the Arab Youth Capital (2017) by the Arab League.

The UN is tied with a “strategic partnership” with the ministry, he said, noting that Kuwait is ahead of other Arab countries in the youth sphere, he said. The international organization views Kuwait as a minaret for supporting youth enterprise, he added, lauding the Kuwaiti leaders who believe in the young citizens’ potentials.

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