Microsoft Kuwait celebrates the holy month of Ramadan and today hosted an exclusive Ghabka for local media, VIP's, government officials, educators and students at the Sheraton Hotel in Kuwait. At the event, Microsoft Kuwait took the opportunity to recognise key students and teachers from Kuwait University and American University of Kuwait (AUK). The Ghabka was attended by Wael Al Sagar, Chairman, A.H Al Sagar & Bros and Microsoft representative in Kuwait.
Ehab Mostafa, Country Manager, Microsoft Kuwait presented certificates to 23 computer science students and teachers of Kuwait University for their outstanding contribution towards the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Arabization content project organized by Microsoft in July 2010. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, is a technology advanced programming language used by developers to develop console and graphical user interface applications. The arabization project was the result of successful cooperation between students in different Arab countries which was lead by the Kuwait University. For the first time Arabic content through its MSDN library for Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0. The data can then be edited through a wiki which allows everyone in the community to make translation improvements where needed.
Additionally, certificates of appreciation were also presented to Abrar Amin, Aisha AlRuwaished, Mariam Al-Najdi, Dr. Amir Zeid, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at AUK who were the regional winners of the 2010 edition of Microsoft Imagine Cup. Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition, which encourages young people to apply their imagination and creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference and address real-world issues. The AUK team developed a project titled 'Multi-touch tutoring system for the physically challenged for the competition.
"Ramadan Kareem and we would like to thank everyone for attending this special occasion," said Ehab Mostafa, Country Manager, Microsoft Kuwait. "Microsoft has a long-term commitment to work in partnership with governments and non-governmental organizations, to enhance local community programs, help improve technology access and put Kuwaiti schools/education as the forefront of 21st century learning practices. The certificates that have been presented to the students today is a small gesture of our appreciation for their efforts and we strongly believe that the transformative power of technology in education can help create social and economic opportunity."
Dr. Thalaya Al-Fozan, Assistant professor at Kuwait University's Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics and Computer Science said, "We would like to thank Microsoft for giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience as well as enhance their communication and technology skills. Such initiatives can help inspire the next generation of technology and business leaders in the region."