Outward Bound Oman’s (OBO) very first national instruction centre was officially opened in Sharqiyah Sands on Wednesday. It was opened beneath the auspices of H H Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, and in the presence of H H Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al Said, patron of OBO, H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Said bin Saif al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development, and H E Hamish Cowell, Britain’s Ambassador to Oman, other dignitaries and supporters.
The centre created by neighborhood style consultants 23 Degrees North tends to make substantial use of solar power, treats and re-utilizes all water on website, and has currently been nominated for and, received numerous style awards.
Located inside the centre are gear retailers, two indoor instruction rooms, sleeping accommodation for 60 individuals, 4 studying pods, a majlis, prayer rooms and a lecture hall. This is the very first of the 3 to be constructed in the subsequent two years.
The building of the second a single due to start in Muscat later this month. In a week that also saw OBO perform with its 10,000th participant Sayyid Faisal stated, “Today is a significant milestone in the growth of Outward Bound in Oman. The issue of preparing Omani young people for society, and for the workplace of today, and tomorrow, is one of national importance. The emergence of these training centres will allow OBO to play a leading role in nurturing the character and attitude of the next generation in the coming years.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily