Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Think Work Live Positive event aims to make Kuwaitis happier  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 27/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Kuwaiti social initiative, Al-Nowair, will be holding its first conference on Sunday themed "Think Work Live Positive" aimed at encouraging a positive outlook to life, said its President Sheikha Intisar Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah.

The event, said to be the first of its kind in the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, will be hosting workshops aimed at people who are an inspiration to others, the head of the initiative said in a pre-event press conference.

Al-Nowair - an Arabic word which translates in English as a yellow desert flower that resembles the common daisy - describes itself as an initiative that is "driven to spread positive attitude in Kuwait. An attitude that we believe can be a way of living and lead to finding fulfillment and happiness.

Already in its second year, the statement adds, "scientific research proves that having a positive outlook towards life is a choice. Our mission is to make people aware of this simple fact and inspire them to act on it." Thirty percent of the event's tickets will be handed out freely to employees across several sectors known to be major contributors to the community like doctors, teachers and NGOs.

"The event is beneficial in many ways to our everyday persoal lives, commercial transactions and human interactions," she said, adding that encouraging a positive outlook on life gives future generations the opportunity to make their country more prosperous.


It also helps people overcome physical and psychological ailments such as depression and heart disease as well as helping them deal with stress, thus providing them encouragement to up their performance and production levels at work.

Its inception coincided with the International Day of Happiness on March 20, and was launched in order to tackle studies revealing that Kuwait is the second least country where people smile, added Sheikha Intisar.

On the global unhappiness bar, Kuwait ranks eighth and is the fourth in unfriendliness to foreign visitors, she added, stating that 40percent of its youngsters fear responsibility, some 28 percent are affected with depression and 20 percent resort to violence in sorting out their differences with people.

With only a group of seven people, the initiative already has a volunteer base of 20,120 people. Its website has recorded 718,000 visits inside and out of the country, and some 26,000 people have made contributions to 12 events it has so far organised. It is also the winner of a local creativity award.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 2 2016 - Saudi Arabia's oil revenues grow by 6.2pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia's oil profits in Sep this year reached USD11.60bn, an increase of 6.2 percent compared with the same period of 2015.Accordingly, the oil incomes accounted for 81.5 percent of ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Kuwait finishes building USD1.7bn utility plantMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwait proclaimed the completion of the building phase of its USD1.7bn Azzour North One, which is the first independently-owned utility plant in the country.Furthermore, the project is the ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Egypt to develop three industrial complexesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt aims to invite investors to develop three industrial complexes covering pharmaceuticals, food and engineering industries.Accordingly, the projects located in Port Said, Sadat City and ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Emirates starts A380 service to DohaGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Emirates on Thursday set an aviation milestone by launching the world's biggest passenger aircraft on its shortest, scheduled sector ever. Covering 379km from Dubai to Doha in ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Qatar population rises 1% to 2,637,000Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) In line with the trend witnessed over the last 15 years, Qatar's population grew marginally in the period between November 1 and 30, according to a communique issued by the ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Qatar now a maritime gateway for trade: PMGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar's private sector has played as significant role in the development of major infrastructure projects such as the new Hamad Port, HE the Prime Minister and Minister of ...

 Dec 2 2016 - How the UAE celebrates National DayKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) National Day fervour has gripped the UAE as people - expats and Emiratis alike - begin their celebrations in earnest throughout the emirates. All over the country, ...

 Dec 2 2016 - UAE's great leaders, their grand visionKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The seeds were sown during a meeting in 1968 in the desert location of Argoub El Sedirah where the union was agreed upon. The UAE has now moved to discussing its future ...

 Dec 2 2016 - WATCH: Expat community unites for the UAEKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Let us ask you: Why do you love the UAE? For these expats, they have a multiple number of reasons that all boils down to one thing - tolerance. A video recently posted by ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Lagoona Mall to showcase the latest fashion trendsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Lagoona Mall, Doha's premium shopping and lifestyle destination, has announced the third edition of its Fashion Week to showcase the latest collections from some of ...

more...


 





Google

PayExpo_MENA
 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help