Every two years, senior employees from every of the coaching centres about the planet collect to share greatest practice, and in 2019, as component of their tenth year celebrations, Outward Bound Oman is hosting the newest gathering, with more than 120 delegates anticipated to attend. First established in the UK in 1941, the not-for-profit organisation Outward Bound now operates in 32 nations, and with practically a quarter of a million individuals taking component in an Outward Bound course someplace in the planet every year, is recognised as the worlds top provider of experiential understanding.
Of specific note in the evolution of Outward Bound in Oman has been the help of the 3 founding partners who helped initial establish Outward Bound in Oman in 2009: Dentons, Shell and Suhail Bahwan Group.
“These three organisations took the initial risk in trying to establish the operation here, so deserve much of the credit; in addition, the private sector and our extremely committed patron, H H Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al Said, has played a pivotal role in our growth,” stated Suleiman al Harthy, board chairman, Outward Bound Oman.
Mark Evans, common manager, Outward Bound Oman commented, “The rapid growth of Outward Bound in Oman is the result of the sustained hard work and commitment of many people, and of a genuinely productive and positive partnership between government, the private sector and the not-for-profit community. We thank everyone for their support and advice. For people to be speaking so highly of Oman in the global community is a great testimony to what is achievable when everyone works together, and reflects extremely positively on the nation.”
Oman is the initial Arabic-speaking nation to set up an Outward-Bound operation to create and challenge its human resource. Following the current opening of its desert coaching centre, the Duke of York, chairman of the Outward Bound Trust in the UK, described Outward Bound Oman as ‘a jewel in the global community’, and the international evaluation team concluded that the operation in Oman was ‘absolutely exceptional’, with ‘an excellent focus on real learning’.
The initial national outside coaching centre in the Sharqiyah sands has opened. Construction of the second, in Muscat, will be completed in 2019, a year that will also see building of a third in Jebel Akhdar.
Information Source: Muscat Daily