SALALAH, Oman: Waleed Al-Ansari, Director of the Volunteer Work Department at the Kuwait Youth Public Authority, said that the Gulf Forum for Youth Volunteering, which concluded on Thursday in the Omani city of Salalah, was an opportunity for Gulf youth to exchange experiences in volunteer work and deepen cooperation between them.
Al-Ansari explained after the conclusion of the forum, which began on August 6 under the slogan (Isnad): “The forum aimed to consolidate the culture of volunteerism among Gulf youth, develop their sense of responsibility, interact with others, and highlight pioneering models of youth initiatives.” He stated that the forum included holding a number of workshops and lectures in the fields of volunteering, as well as working papers on the most prominent volunteer work presented by youth teams in this humanitarian field, in addition to field visits to the most important volunteer projects in the city of Salalah.
“The Kuwaiti delegation included a group of distinguished young people in the fields of volunteer work and had a role in enriching the discussions and dialogues at the forum, as well as presenting distinguished volunteer projects in Kuwait,” he said stressing the authority’s keenness to involve young people in the most important external forums in various youth fields.
The head of the Volunteer Response and Rescue team in Kuwait, Suleiman Al-Khudari, said: “Participation in this forum was characterized by presenting the successful experiences of volunteer initiatives in each Gulf country to be circulated in the rest of the countries, in addition to exchanging bright ideas in this field.”
In turn, the young volunteer Farah Al-Shatti explained to KUNA that her presence in the forum gave her greater knowledge and wider knowledge in the field of volunteering and its diversity, praising the keenness of the Youth Authority to support young Kuwaiti volunteers and involve them in such external forums that contribute to refining them and encouraging them to continue in volunteer work. It is noteworthy that the forum is one of the important activities supervised by the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and is held annually in GCC countries on a rotating basis. –KUNA