Nearly a quarter of Kuwait’s entire population is under the age of 14 and yet with the exception of school assemblies, we never hear their voices. During Ramadan, Kuwait Times likes to publish a special series that engages with its readership in a more direct, personal way to learn their concerns, issues and viewpoints.
This Ramadan, we will chat with some of our youngest readers about their lives in Kuwait, in an attempt to see the world through their eyes. What do they see for the future of our beautiful country? What would they improve and how would they change it? By listening to their future plans, stories, and experience in Ramadan, we can remind ourselves and hopefully our readers of the ties that bind us all together as a species. These are the voice of Kuwait’s future and we invite them to share their thoughts with us here.
Sara is 10 years old and studies at Hayat Universal Bilingual School.
Kuwait Times: What do you like most about growing up in Kuwait?
Sara:I like growing up in Kuwait because most of my family lives in Kuwait and it is my country. When I travel, I really miss Kuwait and realize how much I appreciate living there.
KT: What would you improve about life in Kuwait?
Sara: I want more shade in the parks so we could spend more time outside, because in winter it is too cold and summer is too hot, but if there is shade, it would not be so hot.
KT: What do you like about Ramadan?
Sara: I like Ramadan because I can spend more time with my family, and we have more time to do things because we are fasting.
KT: How do you spend your free time?
Sara: I like spending time with my cousins, and I also like doing crafts and cooking.
KT: What is something you are looking forward during the summer break?
Sara: I am looking forward to visiting my grandparents in America this summer break.
KT : What do you want to do in the future?
Sara: I would like to study reptiles because I love them. I already have three tortoises, and am hoping to get a snake.
KT: What is your favorite hobby, talent, dream, etc?
Sara: My favorite hobby is to spend time with my tortoises and read. My talents are dodge ball, computer work and math. My dream is to go to the Galapagos Islands because they have a lot of interesting animals.