Ministry lines up new projects for the youth
August 13 2018 12:59 AM
Young girls dressed in various uniforms at the event. PICTURES: Shaji Kayamkulam

The Ministry of Culture and Sports is set to launch nine new projects for young people next year, a senior official disclosed yesterday on the sidelines of the World Youth Day celebrations at Mall of Qatar.
One of the most important of these projects is ‘Youth Ambassadors’, which would enable young people to take part in events and activities held outside the country, explained Nasser al-Malki, head of the Youth Work Licensing Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports. 
Accordingly, a database is being created at the Ministry to include all the details and information of willing young people, to nominate them for such occasions based on their skills and capabilities. Registration is set to open next month. 
“The Ministry supports the pioneers of home entrepreneurs and pays great care to support young people in many fields,” the official said. Al-Malki pointed out that 17 youth centres around the country have organised different activities for the past two days to mark World Youth Day. 
While the Ministry offered them all the support, the options and final decision on how to mark the event and the featured activities were taken by young people themselves. He stressed that one important feature of such centres is that that most of them are managed by youngsters less than 25 years old. A number of senior officials, dignitaries and the youth were present at the event which focused on the role of young people as a driving force for country’s future and stressed the need to enhance their capabilities and empowering them to take the proper decisions and initiatives. 
Dr Issa al-Hurr, head of the Youth Activities Section at the Ministry, said that this occasion is very important. He added that it raises public awareness on the importance of young people in the country and the importance of empowering them and develop their potentials in the various fields of life.
The celebrations included discussions on related topics, quizzes and competitions for the participating public, and interactive talks among young people on the best ways to enhance their participation in the country’s development.

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