Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah said the Summer Camp, which kicked off activities at Al-Ardhiya Youth Center Sunday, aimed at exploring potentials of youth to develop them.
â€¨The summer camp is designed to enabling the youth use their free time during the summer in several activities that would develop their skills, Sheikh Salman, also Minister of Information, said in a statement to KUNA as he was visiting the camp.â€¨
The Ministry of Youth, the Public Authority for Sport (PAS) and the Public Authority for Youth (PAY), in collaboration with the National Council for Culture, Art and Letters (NCAAL) are keen on having a fully-fledged summer program for the youth, he noted.â€¨Sheikh Salman said the summer camp - which includes cultural, cooking, technical and sport activities - was held in collaboration of state institutions, private sector and civil society organizations.â€¨Sheikh Salman announced that an aqua park would be opened in Fahaheel and the admission would be for free for a month. He did not set a date of the opening.â€¨
Yusuf Al-Yetama, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, said the summer camp also included awareness and entertaining activities.â€¨Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi, Director General of PAY, said the ministry of youth, PAS and PAY have prepared a bundle of programs lucrative for the youth.â€¨"We are keen to have a safe environment" for the youth, he said.â€¨
"The aim is to invest in their (youth) energies and time with the objective of benefting the Kuwaiti society," said Al-Mutairi who noted that the youth have plenty of free time during summer "therefore we were keen on launching these summer programs ... ." The summer camp - targetting 14-34 years old age group - includes training courses in cooking, diving, marine rescue, painting, fundamentals of photography and making short movies.