Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a Qatar-based NGO promoting education in Asia, hosted a press conference for local and international media to outline exciting plans for the 5th Empower Youth Conference taking place at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) between 28th- 30th March.
This year’s event is supported by Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation.
“At Msheireb we believe that young people have the potential to contribute their skills, leadership and enthusiasm to the future growth of their country. By taking an active role in the community and voicing opinions on global issues, the young people of today can inspire change and become the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow,” said Jawaher Al Khuzaei, Senior Communications Manager at Msheireb Properties.
“As the developer of the first sustainable regeneration of a downtown area in a city, we are also committed to sharing our expertise and knowledge with young people. By doing this, we hope they will be inspired to use this knowledge in whatever future careers they may choose,” she added.
On 29th March, Bassam Eisa Al Mannai of Msheireb Properties will also give a workshop on Msheireb Downtown Doha and water sensitive urban design.
ROTA announced that this year conference will host around 450 youth between the ages of 16 and 26 to participate at Empower 2013.
“We look forward to meeting the world’s youth leaders, hearing their opinions and ideas for tackling the community, social and environmental issues that really matter to the young people of the world,” ROTA Director Mohamed Abdulla Saleh, ROTA National Programs, Director , told the media representatives.
Supported by a powerful program focusing on Leadership, Service Learning and Global Citizenship, organizers will integrate Sports, Environment, Skills Development and the Arabic language as key themes of the Empower 2013 program.
The three day event features a combination of seminar panel discussion, keynote speeches, lectures, small group workshops, off-site visits, and a student public debate to be held at the start of Empower 2013.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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