Written By: Fares Anam
Article Date: May 31, 2012 - 5:58:03 PM
The activity “Be a Pioneer” under the slogan of “1+1=11” organized by Yemen Advisory Council (YAC), belong to the Youth Leadership Development Foundation, held Saturday.
Youth Businessmen and Businesswomen in Development and “Camera is the voice of Youth” were among the sister program participants.
Ibrahim al-Nadhari, director of the YAC, said that the Foundation endeavored to integrate the sister programs in order to improve internal communication. Al-Nadhari surprised the attendances that the Council is honored to open for membership to outsiders.
“I also thank everyone who contributes to the success of this activity,” he added. Osamah Al-Faqeeh, coordinator of “Camera is the voice of Youth” program, said that this program is one of the funded foundation programs with support from its partners.
“This program has implemented five different subjects and produced several documentary films,” he said. The main objective of the “Camera is the voice of Youth” program is to give youth the opportunity to express their political or social opinions via the cameras, said Al-Faqeeh.
Two documentary films have been showed in the event organized by the team in Aden. The first film, “Hot Chocolate”, tells about a successful story of a girl who dreamed to have her own trade business.
The film shows the girl’s first business is in a small size company and how she manages it well to become successful. The successful example of the protagonist encourages all youth to persuit their dreams; they need to start with first step.
“The Successful Dance” is the second documentary film produced by the program. It is about a story of a handicapped teacher and how the teacher becomes a manager of a private school. Moreover, it tells his struggles to achieve his dreams and ambitions.
Then, Sa’eed al-Faqeeh, a member of Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Yemen and the founder of the event, gives a brief description to the attendances about activities, projects, problems solutions and its general objectives of CIPE.
CIPE strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society.
CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.
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