- Published on Sunday, 29 July 2012 07:10
This article, written by Magda Abu-Fadil, appeared on The Huffington Post on July 28,2012
Tweeps may be prosecuted for religious offenses, legislators may come and go, cabinets may be replaced, but Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.
"This initiative is supported by the emir who wants to encourage young people who will eventually become leaders in Kuwait," said Abdulaziz Sadeq, head of the National Youth Council's (NYC) media committee.
Sadeq and other Kuwaitis aged 18-30 represent 60 percent of the oil-rich Arab Gulf country's population and are preparing a road map through The National Youth Project (TNYP).
On Feb 15, at the opening of then Parliament's session, ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah called on Kuwaitis to "focus on developing and nurturing youth, providing them with job opportunities, respectable living conditions, and galvanizing their positive and constructive participation in serving and developing society, as they are our hope."
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