VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most dynamic telecoms operator, announced its strategic sponsorship of Al Watan Academy for media skills, a four-week intensive course held at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) and attended by a selection of the country’s most promising high school and university students. The Al Watan Academy program commenced on 18 August and will continue until 16 September 2013.
The program systematically covers the skills vital to working in today’s media, from print journalism and television production to marketing and public relations. Al Watan Academy is a hands-on experience, reflecting VIVA’s belief that the key to success is encouraging our students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom or lecture hall.
VIVA’s sponsorship of the Academy stems from its commitment to unlocking the potential of a generation of talented young students. Participants have reaped the benefits of direct contact with experienced journalists and renowned media professionals working at the cutting-edge of the field around the world. The intensive nature of the course has pushed participants to achieve more than they ever thought they could and has offered unrivalled preparation for a role in media.
This is the second year that VIVA has had the privilege of sponsoring Al Watan Academy. VIVA will continue to sponsor opportunities for the young people of Kuwait to put their skills to use outside the classroom as the country continues to play a central role in the global community.