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AUK students commemorate Kuwait's National and Liberation Days
February 11, 2015, 2:10 pm

Students of the American University of Kuwait (AUK) organized a series of activities to commemorate Kuwait's National and Liberation Days as a part of their annual festivities throughout the month of February. An exhibition held as part of the activities from 8 to 10 February, had one hundred booths representing the university's clubs, young entrepreneurs as well as other well established companies and non-profit organizations participated in the exhibition displaying their products and services.

Guest speakers at the event included Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs Sheikha Al Zain Al Sabah.

Advisor of International Relations Club (IRC), AUK Ranna Al-Muzairai said, "We organized this event to bring different businesses, clubs, industries and schools for everyone in Kuwait. It is for families, for students to look at what Kuwait has to offer in terms of the business aspect and to look at what Kuwait went through and which countries supported Kuwait during the invasion."

"Everyone brought their own business and ideas. IRC was established last February, so it has been a year today. It is about bringing awareness to the different political issues in Kuwait for students' awareness through having events such as these, through lectures that talk about Kuwait."

Over the course of three days, lectures, seminars, workshops on 'The Effects of Social Media on Kuwaiti Women', 'Prisoners of War Diaries', 'Made From Gold' Sports Seminar and the Kaleidoscope Exhibition was held surrounding Kuwait's foreign policy, how the 1991 Iraqi invasion changed the society and the role of women.

Global Leader of UNICEF’s World Fit For Children, Shaymaa Newavor said, "My role here is to spread awareness on the importance of early childhood education in Kuwait and how to build the future of the nation. The main thing is to have more advocates for early childhood education by collecting handprints and names and later on we can take that to MPs and show that we really need this kind of education in Kuwait."

The IRC organized The Liberation Village to feature many events with a sense of pride and feelings of patriotism, highlighted by the youthful energy, each one depicting  Kuwait's deep history and culture in their own unique way.

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