The International Women’s Group Kuwait (IWG) held a mesmerizing event celebrating “IWG Member’s Day” on Sunday, 07 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Farwaniya.

In her opening speech, Mrs. Ghada Shawky, President of the IWG and wife of the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, thanked H.E. Sheikha Hanouf Bader Al Muhammad Al Sabah, Honorary President of the group, for her support and guidance throughout the year. She praised the outstanding teamwork of the IWG Executive Board. In her remarks honoring Member’s Day, Mrs. Shawky stressed the group’s core values of comradery, cultural enrichment and empowerment through understanding. Saying that everyone is unique and special in their own way and that the beauty of the IWG.

Emphasizing the importance of always trying to learn from each other and connect to one another. In closing, Mrs. Shawky acknowledged and thanked all who had supported the group during her presidency.

On behalf of the Executive Board, Vice President and wife of the Ambassador of the state of Palestine, Mrs. Rima Khalidi, delivered a speech in recognition of the distinguished achievements of Mrs. Shawky during the period of her presidency, stressing that she is a great example of a successful Arab woman and an excellent representative of her country, Egypt.

The event then continued with a video display of images from all the many events organized in the year 2022 – 2023.

Fascinated by the different cultures of the people of the world, and starting a special hobby since childhood, Mrs. Sanaa Kamelia Al Mutawa, Executive Board member of IWG, displayed a huge collection of dolls from around the world with their traditional dresses. Members admired the dolls and were happy to participate in a quiz, where they had to identify the represented country of each doll.

In honor of their diverse cultures, members were dressed in their traditional attires, and were proud to show their beautiful dresses and give a short explanation about their special culture.

The IWG celebration also included a brilliant musical performance on the Qanun instrument played by Mrs. Nourhan Al Fiky.

At the end of the program, Ms. Ghada Shawky honored a number of journalists and presented them with certificates of appreciation and symbolic gifts as an expression of the International Women’s Group’s appreciation for their support.

The event was followed by a raffle kindly offered by Beverly Hills Optics, La Reve, and ACE. Members then enjoyed a delicious International buffet prepared by the chefs of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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