DOHA: US President Barack Obama’s half-sister, Dr Auma Obama, will be a categorical guest during Reach Out To Asia’s (Rota) Empower 2014 Youth Conference that opens on Thursday during Qatar Foundation Student Centre.
An acclaimed author and philanthropist, Dr Obama is a Founder and Director of Sauti Kuu Foundation, that seeks to give viewpoint to disadvantaged children and girl by assisting them clear their intensity by ‘Life Skills’ training and educational opportunities.
Under a thesis ‘Sports for Youth Empowerment’, a three-day forum will see appearance of 450 girl aged 16-26 from Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, a UK, India, Tunisia, Lebanon and other countries.
Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to a UN Secretary-General, will residence participants by a video summary on a opening day. Lemke is obliged for streamer efforts of a UN complement in compelling bargain and support for competition as an instrument for growth and assent and enlivening dialogue, partnership and partnership.
Another guest is Jaber Al Harami, Editor-in-Chief, Al Sharq, who will accommodate Rota Youth Advisory Board before a eventuality to sell thoughts on sports, education, care skills and media purpose in enlivening girl appearance in village events.
“We demeanour brazen to assembly girl leaders, discussion their opinions and ideas for rebellious community, amicable and environmental issues that matter to a immature people of a world,” Mohamed Saleh, Rota National Programmes Director, told a press discussion yesterday.
He pronounced a categorical aim of a forum is to lift recognition and build trust and ability to capacitate immature people to take care roles in addressing internal and general developmental issues generally in a area of tolerable growth and sports.
“We’re anxious to horde a conference, an internationally recognized forum that shares Rota’s values in recognising today’s girl as agents of change and a leaders of tomorrow,” he added.
Rota has invited girl activists from 9 organisations, including Right to play (Lebanon), Coaches opposite continents (the US), Liverpool Sport Club Foundation (the UK), Magic Bus (India), Aspire Academy, Qatar’s Ministry of Youth and Sport, Aspetar, Qatar Football Association and Qatar Olympic Committee.
To safeguard it stays a youth-led meeting, a forum is organized in partnership with a formulation cabinet of 30 girl volunteers.
“The forum will concentration on sports for girl empowerment. Through sport, a girl will learn talents they never knew they had. With appearance of open total such as Dr Obama, Lemke and Al Harami, we will advantage from their perceptions to benefit a new bargain of competition and preparation as collection of change,” pronounced Saleh.
The forum is sponsored by Msheireb Properties, a genuine estate association and auxiliary of Qatar Foundation.
“Msheireb is unapproachable to be partnering with Rota for ‘Sports for empowerment’ is a really enlivening thesis for a youth. We trust that by sports immature people have a intensity to minister their skills, care and unrestrained to a improved tomorrow,” pronounced Fahad Al Buainain, Msheireb Properties Communication and Public Relations Officer.