KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company – announced that 25 young people aged between 16 and 24 have been selected to participate in Generation 4 of The Protégés – the mentorship program that provides young people with opportunities acquire life and leadership skills. The fourth generation of The Protégés program will start on the first week of August, and will continue for six-weeks.

Hundreds young people applied for the program and our 25 were selected through an exhaustive process. The participants were chosen based on rigorous selection that included a personality test and two rounds of interviews with a panel of mentors. The following 25 exceptional applicants have been accepted for this year’s program:

1. Ahmad  Al Ammar 10.  Hawra’  Al Qallaf 19.  Najla Al Salem
2. Abdullah Al Busaili 11. Hussam El Nashar 20. Noura Al Bannaw
3. Abdullah Al Otaibi 12. Jameel Summaq 21. Safaa’ Al Awadhi
4. Bader Al Ateeqi 13. Jena Al Huneidi 22. Sarah  Al Mutairi
5. Bassam  Al Bassam 14. Loulwa  Mohammed 23. Sarah  Al Atawneh
6. Fudha Al Dabous 15. Lujain  Al Bader 24. Seba  Al Derbas
7. Faisal Al Duwaihees 16. Lulu  Al Khatrash 25. Yuser  Al Mutawa’
8. Fouziya Al Farhan 17. Maryam  Al Suleili  
9. Fouziya Al Farhan 18. Nabila  ElAssar  

Program Manager, Mr Shamlan Al-Bahar, commented on the process:

“The selection process was a very long one this year. We received hundreds of outstanding applications and met each and every candidate, which made it one of the hardest decisions to make”. He added “We are very pleased with the outcome, we look forward to get to know our 25 protégés and are very excited to start the summer of the fourth generation of our program.”

Ms Abeer Al-Omar, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at KIPCO, said:

“We have been very impressed by the Protégés interview process and the methods used to select the 25 finalists candidate from hundreds of who applied this year. Each of these 25 young people has demonstrated something special during the selection process and we are delighted with the calibre of those who have been chosen.” She added “KIPCO is pleased to support the bright future that awaits the bright young men and women at The Protégés.”

Mr Al-Bahar added:

“We would like to thank The Protégés strategic partner KIPCO and its participating companies – Burgan Bank, OSN, KAMCO, United Real Estate, Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company, Gulf Insurance Group United Education Company , United Networks,  Kuwait Hotels Company and for all their help.

“We also send our gratitude to our Platinum Sponsors: Abyat, Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive Co., and Alanba Newspaper and Bronze Sponsor: IFA Consulting Services.”

To apply for the fifth generation of The Protégés, visit www.theproteges.org.