A grand opening ceremony for SAASCC, Kuwait

This week the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait had its grand opening ceremony.

The spectacular ceremony was attended by Gulf officials, including the Emir of Kuwait, HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The centre is the largest museum complex in the world and includes four world class museums, a fine arts centre and a theatre. We worked with Management and Facilitator teams at SAASCC in October, delivering three modules of training. The modules were: management and staff functions; dialogue and facilitation skills; and presentation skills.

The teams were wonderful to work with, and we’re very much looking forward to visiting again and seeing them welcome and engage the public with Kuwait’s new cultural offer.

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Energy Futures show featured in The National

Last year we developed Energy Futures, a science show themed on energy innovation and future energy. The show was for the Lema? outreach programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

The National is the Middle East’s leading English language news provider and last week they ran a feature on the Lema? programme and our Energy Futures show.

We debuted the show at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Science Festival, performing Energy Futures to hundreds of families and students based in the Emirate. Since then the show has been taken on tour to schools where in just six weeks it has been seen by over 8,500 students.

The article profiled the success of the outreach initiative in inspiring and engaging young Emiratis with science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. It included a quote from Fatima Al Zaabi, special project programme manager of ADEK highlighting the impact of Lema?, saying:

“I am very pleased to say that this has been another highly successful tour for the Lema? programme. Having spent six weeks travelling the emirate, we have connected with over 15,000 pupils in Abu Dhabi, almost 5,000 in Al Ain and over 3,000 in Al Dhafra. We are greatly encouraged by the reception our new show has received.”

One of the Lema? science communicators has been involved with the programme for three years and said, “When I was young, the education system was nothing like this. I wish we had this option available.”

Read the full article and more about our work on the project.

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