‘Voice for Success’ is a not-for-profit program that was initiated by en.v and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in September 2011 to promote Kuwaiti civil society by giving greater visibility to local social activists through targeted media platforms and campaigns. Through the course of the year, en.v created nine articles and 15 videos to illustrate the initiatives of outstanding individuals and organizations trying to make a positive contribution to Kuwaiti society.
The participants selected through the program include youth groups fighting against bullying and discrimination; child rights advocates and not for profit groups raising awareness about intellectual disabilities; initiatives promoting government accountability and civic participation, as well as environmental activists working on animal protection and marine conservation in Kuwait.
In September 2012 en.v held the ‘Voice for Success’ Online Competition, during which everyone was given the opportunity to vote for their favorite ‘Voice for Success’ initiative. With over 800 votes counted, en.v is happy to announce the Competition’s three winners: Dr. Alanoud Al Sharekh, leading Kuwaiti women’s rights activist, academic and political researcher; Maali Al Asousi, co-founder of the Business and Professional Women’s Kuwaiti chapter and founder and chairwoman of Tamkeen, a non-profit organization promoting development in the Arab world; and last but not least, Zeina Al Sultan, founder of the Special Mothers group working to raise awareness about adoption and promoting the rights of orphaned / abandoned children and adoptive parents in Kuwait. All three winners will be receiving electronic equipment worth a total of 750KWD to help them in their work or to donate to other non-profit initiatives. To learn more about our winners and our other inspirational candidates visit www.voiceforsuccess.envearth.com.
en.v will continue its efforts to empower Kuwaiti civil society by providing capacity-building and training to young activists and emerging CSOs through a new program to be announced in November 2012.
About Voice for Success
Voice for Success is a program initiated by en.v in collaboration with The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). It aims to promote social activism in Kuwait by giving promising young activists greater visibility through targeted media platforms and campaigns throughout the course of 2011 and 2012. The main objectives of the program are to raise awareness about the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time and encourage creativity, innovation and greater civic participation amongst the younger generations.
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