Kuwaiti Minister of Education Emphasizes the Importance of Enhancing a Culture of Peace Among Students
June 12, 2019
Dr. Hamad Al-Azmi, the Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Higher Education, emphasized the importance of enhancing a culture of peace among young people and students.
Speaking on the sidelines of his participation in the World Forum for the Culture of Peace, Al-Azmi stated that educational curricula play a significant role in instilling such values in our children from a young age, due to their paramount importance.
He added that focusing on instilling principles of peace among youth and students is imperative, driven by Kuwait's prominent international status in promoting the foundations of peace, under the leadership of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect them.
Al-Azmi emphasized that His Highness's title as a Leader in Humanitarian Work provides constant motivation for youth to follow the principles of peace and humanity.
He noted that this international status of His Highness, and his noble stances towards solving issues and conflicts and establishing the foundations of peace, should guide us in promoting these values among our students.
Al-Azmi mentioned that the Ministry of Education periodically develops curricula, with specialized committees giving great importance to incorporating into these curricula everything that can enrich the youth with genuine principles and values, primarily the values of peace and humanity. He stressed that the ministry is committed to reinforcing these principles among its students.
He also pointed out that the ministry's educational approach and system focus on instilling the values of peace among its students, whether through teaching the culture of peace or through the continuous activities and events organized for students.
This approach is rooted in the ministry's belief in the importance of instilling these values at an early age in young people.
Al-Azmi praised the prominent role played by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation in highlighting the humanitarian role and efforts to promote the path of peace that the country follows regionally and globally. He also acknowledged the achievements and successes that the Foundation has accomplished in this field. This conference reflects the Foundation's efforts in a distinctive global event that mirrors Kuwait's endeavors in establishing peace and focusing on its principles.