The delegations of male and female students, who participated in the “Be Among the Best” initiative organized by the Kuwait Fund for Development for outstanding secondary stage students, have concluded their educational trips to Tunisia and Vietnam.
The initiative, conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, aimed to reward exceptional students and provide them with valuable learning experiences, reports Al-Jarida daily.
Fatima Al-Tarkait, the supervisor of the student delegation heading to Vietnam, expressed satisfaction with the trip’s outcomes, emphasizing that the visit achieved its intended goals.
The students had the opportunity to witness Kuwait’s developmental contributions to sisterly and friendly countries, particularly through projects funded by the Kuwait Fund for Development. The delegations engaged with officials and project managers, gaining insights into the positive impact of Kuwait’s contributions on people’s lives and the economies of the host countries.
The Vietnam trip included comprehensive cultural and entertainment tours, allowing students to explore the country’s significant products and industries. The delegation visited Lam Wah Farm in the city of Quan Phu Co, where they learned about Vietnamese incense stick production. Additionally, they toured a ceramic factory, a key export industry for Vietnam, ranking third in Asia for production and manufacturing.
The female student delegation visited the Coastal Infrastructure Development Project in Response to Climate Change in Tai Toei District, Tai Penh Province. This project aims to support coastal infrastructure to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, including floods. Students gained insights into the project’s broader impact on the province’s economy by creating investment opportunities in nearby areas eligible for housing, contributing to sustainable development goals.
Lulwa Al-Hindi, one of the students, expressed pride in the Kuwait Fund for Development’s ongoing support to poor and needy countries, praising the organization for its humanitarian efforts.
Meanwhile, Saleh Al-Taqi, the supervisor of the student delegation heading to Tunisia, highlighted the trip’s purpose of rewarding academically outstanding students. The delegation enjoyed cultural and recreational activities, including a visit to the iconic Sidi Bou Said region, known for its blue and white buildings overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The students explored Dar Al-Annabi, a museum reflecting Tunisian architectural art and heritage.
Al-Taqi emphasized the strong historical relationship between Kuwait and Tunisia, dating back to 1963 when the Kuwait Fund for Development financed the first electricity project in Halak Valley. Student Hussein Mirza shared his positive experience, mentioning visits to an olive oil press, the Tunisian countryside, and the X20 beltway project, a Kuwait Fund-funded initiative aimed at easing traffic congestion around the capital.