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In Civic Responsibility We Trust: Can Deera Save the Welfare State?

It has become a Kuwaiti custom to cross broken pavements, enter dilapidated buildings, and suffer bureaucratic calamities. Governmental infrastructure is both old and decrepit. Lines at hospitals are long and tedious. Our traffic accidents grow more severe by the hour. Still, we, as a people, continue our long tradition of passive discontent. We have all More…

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Jumana Al-Awadhi: The Female Leader of Kuwait’s Organic Revolution

Jumana Al-Awadhi is a translator and a published writer with more than 300 articles under her belt. Fluent in both English and Arabic, Jumana specializes in holistic nutrition, a field that she excelled in while living in the UK. Upon her return to Kuwait, Jumana noticed the lack of a strong health and environmental consciousness More…

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Rebuilding the Kuwaiti Dream One Mess At A Time: Subbiya’s “Silk City”

Like most citizens of Kuwait, Abdullatif Al-Mishari understands the gravity of the country’s disheveled policies. From its infrastructure to its education, from the way it distributes its finances to its reliance on oil, Kuwait’s policies are failing its citizens on a drastic scale. Sooner or later, oil wealth will run out. Once it does, Kuwait’s More…

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Speaking Truth to Abuse: The Social Work Society of Kuwait

When Bibi Nasser Al Sabah was nine-years-old she played an innocent prank on her nanny. Bibi told her nanny to follow her into the basement. Before she quickly ran up the stairs and closed the door behind her, Bibi switched off the lights, leaving her poor nanny in the dark. Little Bibi giggled as her More…

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A Hope Specialist

Who doesn’t remember when most Kuwaiti parents wanted their children to become either doctors or engineers? Even with today’s growing private sector, it seems that the traditional approach to offspring careers is to prefer a safe, risk-free solution. Go to school. Get a degree. Then get a steady-paying job, preferably by the government. The apogee More…

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Changing Kuwait, One Habit at a Time

Fajer Qasem, creator of the Goodwill Calendar and of the Green Habits Campaign, is passionately committed to changing the mindset of her fellow Kuwaitis. On the one hand by promoting more active engagement with and between civil society organizations, and on the other hand by fostering more eco-friendly, humane and healthy ways for us to More…

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Investing in Kuwait’s Future

“When it comes to Shamlan, everything can be possible. He comes up with surprising solutions to things that I once found impossible or hard to accomplish. He makes everything sound easy, fun, and interesting. This guy is full of ideas. A simple idea that pops out of Shamlan’s mind can do wonders, maybe change a More…

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Shifting Baselines: Understanding the Past to Manage for the Future

Marine ecology is a young science, with few descriptive studies extending back for more than a century. Thus, until recently, marine ecologists have tried to explain patterns of distribution and abundance based on short-term experiments and ‘real time’ observations. This short-sightedness has resulted in studying ecological states that were already degraded, yet believing that they More…