Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 | 15 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Gathering focuses on youth training, issues in Oman, UK

Gathering focuses on youth instruction, problems in Oman, UK

The Sunday’s occasion was jointly hosted by the Omani British Friendship Association and the Anglo-Omani Society, at Grand Hyatt Muscat, below the auspices of H E Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed bin Nassir al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education.

A delegation of senior employees from the Outward Bound Trust, the UK’s top provider in outside, experiential studying, spoke about the part Outward Bound has played in the UK for 78 years. Each year some 35,000 individuals undertake instruction courses with the Outward Bound Trust, ranging from young individuals in schools, to the emerging talent of top organizations.

Today Outward Bound has instruction centres in 32 nations, and while the Outward Bound Trust in UK was founded back in 1941, Outward Bound in Oman, the very first Outward Bound centre in an Arabic-speaking nation, celebrates ten years of operations in 2019. Established by Ministerial Decision below the Ministry of Social Development, Outward Bound has grown swiftly in Oman, these days employing 33 complete-time employees, and delivering instruction courses for a lot more than two,000 individuals in Oman each and every year, a quantity that will improve in the coming years thanks to the building of 3 national instruction centres.

Outward Bound Oman chairman, Suleiman al Harthy mentioned, “This event was a great opportunity to get many of the leading institutions connected to youth training and development in Oman under one roof to listen to best practice and current thinking. The issue of how best to prepare the next generation of citizens and future leaders in government and the private sector in this rapidly changing world is a challenging one for any country, so there is much that can be learnt through sharing ideas.”

British Ambassador to Oman, H E Hamish Cowell, spoke warmly about the depth of the lengthy-standing relations in between Oman and the UK. “Our very special friendship manifests itself in many ways. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said places great emphasis on preparing the youth of Oman to be active and productive citizens, and on equipping them with tools to embrace the challenges of technology. It gives me great pleasure to see such a strong and healthy partnership between the Outward Bound Trust in the UK, and Outward Bound here in Oman.”

In the summer season of 2019, supported by a grant from the Anglo-Omani Society, a team of 5 Omani Outward Bound instructors will devote ten days instruction with instructors at 1 of the Outward Bound Trusts’ seven busy instruction centres in the UK, just before returning to Oman to inspire and train individuals.

Staff from Outward Bound Oman spoke about the courses they provide to challenge and create the human capital, ranging from courses that concentrate on important life abilities and employability for young individuals, to ones that location an emphasis on function ethics and leadership.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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