Kuwait News Agency, in cooperation with Kuwait University, inaugurated on Sunday its first university-level internship program, as part of KUNA's approach to contribute to the State strategy for upgrading human resources' skills.
KUNA's Chairman and Director-General Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah said in the inaugural statement, addressed on his behalf by Abdulhamid Malak, the acting director-general, the national news organization was proceeding with its role for supporting and enhancing the youths' skills.
"Cooperation between the news agency and Kuwait University that has resulted in the launch of this program reflects the university's keenness on enriching the students' skills in various specialties," Al-Malak quoted the chairman as saying.
Such an approach is in harmony with guidelines of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to work continuously for encouraging the youngsters, sharpen their talents and nudge them to be productive and creative, he said.
For his part, Saad Al-Ali, the news agency's deputy director general for the editorial, said the program would be held annually and would aim to prepare the young students for serving in various media sectors.
Among the speakers was Dr. Mohammad Al-Bloushi, a media professor at the KU, who affirmed that the program is complementary to the curricula the students had learned at classes.
The program will be officially launched on Tuesday and proceed for two months. Its themes cover sharpening the students journalistic skills, aiding them to be active during the summer and preparing them for work.