Kuwait to host donors for backing education in Somalia

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) announced on Friday that the State of Kuwait would host early next year an international donors conference to back up education in Somalia.

The Amir (of Kuwait) Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah declared the plan for holding the convention during the latest Arab summit hosted by Mauritania.

ALECSO’s General Director Dr. Abdullah Al-Muhareb said at a news conference that the international convention would be held after Somali elections, due in September, affirming that the State of Kuwait would be among the number-one contributors for aiding Somalia.

The organization will launch a campaign to promote the conference that would be hosted by Kuwait. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah, during the Arab Summit, adopted such an initiative.

“We are seeking to ensure success of this international convention so it may be an example to be followed in other states with declining education,” Al-Muhareb said, noting that the Palestinian Authority had requested holding an identical gathering for overhauling education in the Palestinian territories.

Meanwhile, Issam Al-Jamea, Somalia’s permanent delegate at ALECSO, praised His Highness the Amir, whose humanitarian deeds made him earn the UN-designed title, the Humanitarian Leader.

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