The closing ceremony of the fourth edition of the Youth Excellence and Creativity Award 2019 , was held today. Speaking to the media, the winner of the health promotion award, Abdulrahman Al-Qashaan, said the honoring by His Highness the Amir is a pride forKuwaiti youth, especially at the beginning of their “scientific and practical journey.”
Al-Qashaan said that he presented cardiopulmonary resuscitation project, where he and his volunteer team had trained 4,600 citizens from different age groups within one month to acquire this skill. He pointed out that it was the biggest campaign in the Middle East and Africa in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
For his part, winner in science and technology, Salman Al-Otaibi said he received this award “as a group of Kuwaiti students studying at USA, for their graduation project, which is a device that helps travelers to wash their clothes.” The machine which they submitted as a team is now in the process of obtaining a patent, and a Kuwaiti company will be launched to release the project in global markets, Al-Otaibi added.
Al-Otaibi expressed thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Amir and Ministry of Youth for adopting youth energies, which is a great motivation for Kuwaiti youth in various scientific and practical fields.
In her turn, the winner in culture, arts and literature award, Dalal Mustafa Nasrallah, translator in English and Italian, said she won this award after presenting a book she has translated into Arabic. She added that she also has five translated books and is working on translating two others.
The winner in the education field, Noor Saad Al-Humaidi said this is a great celebration of His Highness the Amir to youth, as she praised his unlimited support to the youth through these initiatives and awards. For her part, winner for voluntary work as a group, Zainab Qarashi said her team (Engineers without Borders) won the first place for her initiative to implement sustainable human engineering project, which is concerned with human development inside and outside Kuwait.
The winner for Islamic science, Nasser Al-Ajmi, said the patronage of His Highness the Amir through this important award is a step to build an active generation. The winners expressed thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Amir for his patronage and unlimited care and support to Kuwaiti youth through the programs of the Ministry of State for Youth affairs and the General Authority for Youth, that show the youth creative abilities which serve Kuwait in several humanitarian fields.