Nearly a quarter of Kuwait’s entire population is under the age of 14 and yet with the exception of school assemblies, we never hear their voices. During Ramadan, Kuwait Times likes to publish a special series that engages with its readership in a more direct, personal way to learn their concerns, issues and viewpoints.
This Ramadan, we will chat with some of our youngest readers about their lives in Kuwait, in an attempt to see the world through their eyes. What do they see for the future of our beautiful country? What would they improve and how would they change it? By listening to their future plans, stories, and experience in Ramadan, we can remind ourselves and hopefully our readers of the ties that bind us all together as a species. These are the voice of Kuwait’s future and we invite them to share their thoughts with us here.
Sara Ibrahim is a lively eight-year-old girl who has many hobbies. She loves dancing, singing, drawing, playing, watching stuff on her iPad, TV, etc and creating a fashion show for her dollies. An injury she suffered on her arm did not prevent Sara from answering Kuwait Times’ questions.
Unlike other kids, Sara celebrates her birthday twice a year – once on the 22nd of September and the other on the 22nd of Ramadan. Sara sees herself either as a doctor, painter, movie star or singer when she grows up.
In Kuwait, she enjoys going to Cartoon Network, Kidzania, Magic Planet, Funcity World, Ice Skating Rink and Trampo. But what she likes the most about Kuwait are the good schools. However, she believes Kuwait needs better schools to make it a better place. Sara told Kuwait Times that she has taken advantage of her spare time during the summer holidays by enrolling in a summer camp in Italy.
By Athoob Al-Shuaibi