Youth Empowerment through Purposeful Theatre Initiative

🌼 Youth Empowerment ✊ through Purposeful Theatre ✨ Initiative

By Alnowair

Sheikha Intisar Al Sabah, Chairwoman & Founder of Alnowair

At Alnowair, our dedication to empowering Kuwait’s youth isn’t just a mission; it’s our passion, and we meticulously assess every step of our journey.

Our innovative approach of Youth Empowerment through Purposeful theatre initiative adapts an interactive and experiential learning methods to empower youth and enhance their well-being. The initiative was developed and designed based on historic research findings and practical experiences learnt from the field of Positive Psychology, Business and Theatre.

During the initiative’s Capacity Building Workshops, we instill in youth vital life skills such as understanding one’s emotions, develop essential social-emotional skills, foster critical thinking & empathy, expressing with confidence, developing leadership abilities, and hone effective communication skills.

We provide safe, friendly, and fun platforms for youth where they can explore their potential, address important social issues, and become agents of positive change. All geared toward creating a lasting impact. For me, this is more than a mere commitment; it’s a profound calling, and I hold unwavering belief in the exceptional potential of our youth.

A warm thanks to all our partners; it would not have been possible without your dedication and support to us and the development of future leaders. Together we will leave an immense positive impact on societies.

Sheikha Bibi Al Sabah, Chairperson of United Real Estate Company

Purposeful Theatre holds the key to profound change within our youth. It serves as an empowerment tool, a catalyst for growth, and a promoter of well-being.

URC’s commitment to support Young Women Leadership Initiative is driven by our belief in the transformative influence of Purposeful Theater. URC and Alnowair share several objectives for youth, including, equipping youth with the means to express themselves, nurture critical thinking, develop crucial social and emotional skills, and cultivate empathy.

Youth represent the voice of a strong and liberated nation. Through this endeavor, we empower youth to reach their full potential, address critical societal issues, and help them become active agents of positive change in their communities.

The noteworthy aspect of this initiative is its engagement of a significant number of female students from university and schools in Kuwait for an entire year. Young Women Leadership Initiative encompasses Capacity Building Workshops tailored for female students aged 14 to 25, delivered by skilled instructors in diverse fields. The focus of the initiative is to nurture leaders equipped with the competence to lead the nation through their resilience, enlightened intellect, and unrestrained and courageous voices.

HE Laurens Westhoff Dutch ambassador in Kuwait

Alnowair’s Young Women Leadership initiative is not just about equality, it is about unlocking the full spectrum of talent, fostering resilience and building a society where every girl’s potential is recognized and celebrated. The Netherlands believes in empowering young women as driving force for innovation, diversity and more inclusive and prosperous future.

⓺ Objectives:

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Empower youth

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Inspire critical thinking

Meet the Team

Sheikha Intisar Al Sabah

Alnowair’s Founder & Board Chairwoman

Sheikha Bibi Al Sabah

URC’s Chairperson

Ms. Gaja Kruchlik

Alnowair’s Director & Board Member

Mr. Ali El Chalabi

Purposeful Theatre Director & Board Deputy Chairperson

Mrs. Dima Al Ansari

Chief Executive Trainer & Board Member

Dr. Bassam Shuhaibar

External Affairs and Partnership Director & Board Member

Dr. Louise Lambert

Researcher – Impact Measurement & Board Member

Dr. Georges Chedid

Researcher – Impact Measurement & Board Member

Mrs. Pascal Harfouche

Consultant & Board Member

Dr. Reham Al Awadhi

Executive Trainer & Board Member

Dr. Tina Zubovic

Conference Director & Board Member

Mrs. Dareen Tawil

Educational & Empowerment Director

Initiative Partners

Sponsor
Sponsor
Venue Partner
School Partner
School Partner
School Partner

Projects Overview

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Young 👩🏽‍💻 Women Leadership Initiative

Young women leadership initiative utilizes purposeful theater techniques such as role play and expressive activities to provide young women with transformative experiences, helping them break free from emotional, psychological, and social limitations and reach their full potential.

Benefits: workshop participants develop leadership skills, social emotional skills, self-empowerment, self-expression, creativity, personal growth, skill enhancement, awareness, empathy, and joy. These transformative experiences foster self- confidence, effective communication, resilience, and personal discovery, empowering participants to lead fulfilling lives.

Initiative overview

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Capacity Building Workshops 🛠️ for Youth (CBW)

Capacity Building Workshops for Youth utilizes purposeful theater techniques such as role play and expressive activities to provide youth with transformative experiences, helping them break free from emotional, psychological, and social limitations and reach their full potential.

Benefits: workshop participants develop leadership skills, social emotional skills, self-empowerment, self-expression, creativity, personal growth, skill enhancement, awareness, empathy, and joy. These transformative experiences foster self- confidence, effective communication, resilience, and personal discovery, empowering participants to lead fulfilling lives.

Initiative overview

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Performing 🎭 Troupe (TPT)

The performing troupe objective is to use the power of theater to inspire, motivate, and engage youth of Kuwait. By creating engaging performances based on original scripts and scenarios that tackle common social issues youth encounter, promoting empowerment and social change, and creating a platform for social and artistic expression, the TPT aims to make a meaningful impact on individuals and communities, fostering personal growth, and encouraging dialogue and understanding.

Initiative overview

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Art for Purpose 🎤 Conference

“Art for Purpose Conference” is to bring together and showcase organizations, individuals, and artists who utilize various art forms to promote positive behavioral change, social impact and address important issues. The conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, inspiration, and collaboration in the realm of purpose-driven art.

 

The conference will compromise of 2 days

  • Day 1: Keynote speakers’ seminars, panel discussion, and opening performance.
  • Day 2: Masterclasses and Performances, including workshops, performances by different local organizations, sharing best practices for social change, networking and award ceremony.

“Art for Purpose Conference” aims to Raise awareness about the power of art to address social, and cultural issues and advocate for the importance of supporting purposeful art initiatives. Spark conversations about the role of art in promoting empathy, understanding, and positive transformation in individuals and communities.

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Trainers 🎓 Academy

“Trainers Academy” conduct training sessions to equip educators with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources, so they can confidently facilitate purposeful theater workshops at their school environment that can inspire and empower their students. Trainers Academy contributes to the sustainability and growth of purposeful theater impact in schools and universities by building a skilled and knowledgeable workforce capable of creating meaningful and transformative experiences for individuals and communities.

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Youth of 🇰🇼 Kuwait

“Youth of Kuwait” it is digital platform (Youth for Youth) a social media page dedicated to empowering, connecting, mentoring, and advocating for the youth of Kuwait. By providing a platform for youth voices, promoting collaboration and networking, sharing opportunities and resources, addressing youth issues, and celebrating achievements, the page aims to create a supportive and inclusive environment that empowers young people and encourages their active participation in society.

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About Us

Who Are We?

Alnowair was established in 2013 by Sheikha Intisar Salem Al Ali Al Sabah. We are the first non-profit organization in Kuwait and the GCC dedicated to creating positive social behavioral change through community programs and awareness campaigns.

Our Objective

Alnowair is on a mission to build a positive and thriving community by promoting social behavioral change. We focus on four pillars: Positive Community, Happy Childhood, Professional Development, and Purposeful Theater.

Our Methodology

Guided by scientific studies in positive psychology from institutions like Berkeley and Essex University, we craft and execute engaging programs and awareness campaigns designed to inspire positive change in people's lives.

Our Philosophy

All our initiatives are grounded in our positive philosophy, a set of 17 qualities that contribute to personal thriving.