Kuwait towers redevelopment proposal?!

There was this huge kuwait towers redevelopment project, I’m not sure if it was given in 2011 or 2012 but it was huge and if the government ever approved building it I’m sure it would have had a great added value to the Kuwait towers as we see them today since they are the most popular towers that symbolize the city of Kuwait. Sadly though, it was rejected by the Municipality due to some small technical problems which I’m sure can be resolved, but they just cancelled the hole project instead of using their brains and figuring out a way to fix and and approve it to see it come to life. Everyone sure wants the Kuwait towers to be like the way they were 30 years ago, I hope that will happen someday.

Source: Areflexivo Blog

Here’s the video of the proposed project:


Training Gate International @tg_intl – International Day for People with Disabilities 2012

Do you people remember the Training Gate International which I’ve told you about last year. The TGI is run by the sweet Mrs. Kifayah Al-Alban and Nora Al-Othman. This year they’re organizing the International day for people with disabilities again which is great. It is nice to see good people in this country dedicated to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families, and to include them in all aspects of society. All their social services to people with disabilities and their families are free of charge, such as: social, psychological, and educational counseling, group supports, and workshops …etc. Here are some related posts I’ve had before click Here and Here.

Here is a brief about Training Gate International:

Training Gate International (TGI) is a non-profit organization established in July, 2009, as the first and the only one of its kind in Kuwait to operate as a specialized human resources development organization focusing, in collaboration with international partners, on training and skills development for people with disabilities, their families, advocates, teachers, supervisors, co-workers, and related professional service providers in both the public and private sectors. TGI services also include activities in this field such as organizing exhibitions, conferences, and training and entertainment camps.

Dewan Samia
Dewan Samia is a weekly cultural and intellectual gathering which takes place every Wednesday evening at Training Gate International’s Headquarters. Dewan Samia gives youths with disabilities the opportunity to express themselves and showcase their abilities. It is a place where people with disabilities, their parents, advocates, and professionals working in this field can share personal experiences, exchange views and discuss social, scientific, cultural, and intellectual issues.

For community activities:

Dewan Samia

Dewan Samia also invites the participation of positive and influential members of the Kuwait society who are willing to help improve the lives of people with disabilities and raise the name of our beloved country, Kuwait through the following goals: developing positive relationships among all members of Kuwait society; changing limited perceptions of the capabilities of people with disabilities; and, raising community awareness regarding the importance of their social integration in all aspects of life without discrimination based on disability.

The gathering in Dewan Samia is informal and friendly. Political and religious topics are prohibited, while positive human values are discussed in every gathering in participation of all members. The subject and the value is planned and announced in advance for every week. Dewan members are notified with the names of speakers and topics each week via dewan@tg-i.com.

The Dewan is named after Mrs. Samia Mohammed Al-Thubaib, God bless her soul, in the memory of her good deeds and passionate heart towards people with disabilities.

Finally the annual International day event for this year:

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

TGI annually hosts the Kuwait celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on the 3rd of December in participation with international celebrations activities. The IDPD celebration is planned in coordination and with the participation of the Ministries of Education, Social Affairs and Labor, and Health, as well as all public and private schools and community organizations which support people with disabilities.

The IDPD aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities into every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. As part of the celebration, TGI holds an Open Forum for the public on the evening before the celebration which features specialists who share their responses to the annual IDPD theme. These celebration events are held at no charge to the public.

For more information you can visit TGI website

نبذة عن المؤسسة:

تأسست بوابة التدريب العالمية (TGI) في يوليو عام 2009، كأول مؤسسة غير ربحية من نوعها في الكويت تختص في تقديم خدمات التدريب والاستشارات والتنمية البشرية، بالتعاون مع شركاء دوليين، في مجال الأفراد ذوي الإعاقة، وأولياء أمورهم، ومناصريهم، ومعلميهم، ورؤسائهم وزملائهم في العمل، والمختصين في هذا المجال في القطاعين العام والخاص. بالإضافة إلى تنظيم المعارض والمؤتمرات والمعسكرات التدريبية والترفيهية في هذا المجال.

مبادرات اجتماعية:

ديوان سامية:

ديوان سامية هو ملتقى فكري ثقافي، أسبوعي مساء كل يوم أربعاء، في مقر بوابة التدريب العالمية، ويتيح اللقاء في ديوان سامية للشباب من ذوي الإعاقة التعبيرعن إمكانياتهم وقدراتهم، ويطرح في الديوان القضايا الفكرية والعلمية والثقافية والاجتماعية للأفراد ذوي الإعاقة وأولياء أمورهم والمختصين في هذا المجال والمناصرين لهم.

يستضيف ديوان سامية الشخصيات التي لها تأثير ايجابي لتحسين حياة الأفراد ذوي الإعاقة في الكويت وإبراز الوجه الحضاري لدولتنا الحبيبة الكويت، بهدف تطوير العلاقات الايجابية بين أفراد المجتمع، وتصحيح المفاهيم الخاطئة عن الأفراد ذوي الإعاقة، وتطوير مهارات المجتمع للتعامل مع الأفراد ذوي الإعاقة، إلى جانب تنمية الوعي المجتمعي حول أهمية الدمج الاجتماعي في جميع نواحي الحياة دون تمييز بسبب الإعاقة.

الجلسة في ديوان سامية بعيدة عن الرسمية والتكلف وبعيدة عن السياسة والتطرف الديني والطاقة السلبية، في حين أنه يتم طرح ومناقشة القيم الإنسانية في كل جلسة بمشاركة جميع الرواد بمختلف خبراتهم، والموضوع الأسبوعي للحديث مخطط له ومعلن عنه مسبقاً حيث يتحدث أسبوعياً شخص أو شخصين من ذوي الإعاقة على الأكثر في موضوع ايجابي يتم اختياره من المتحدث نفسه، ويتم تبليغ رواد الديوان بأسماء المتحدثين أسبوعياً وعناوين الموضوعات والقيمة الإنسانية التي سيتم طرحها عن طريق الايميل الخاص بالديوان dewan@tg-i.com ليتمكن الرواد من التعبير عن آرائهم والمشاركة الفعالة خلال الجلسة لتبادل الآراء وتنمية الروابط الاجتماعية.

سمي الديوان باسم سامية لأهدافه السامية، وتيمناً باسم الأخت الفاضلة المغفور لها بإذن الله تعالى سامية محمد الضبيب، تخليداً لذكراها الطيبة حيث كانت صاحبة قلب حنون اتجاه الأفراد ذوي الإعاقة

للمزيد من المعلومات يمكنكم زيارة موقع مؤسسة بوابة التدريب العالمية