The Wave, Muscat supports education drive
Muscat, September 16, 2009
The Wave, Muscat, the first 100 per cent freehold development in Oman, has donated OR6,000 ($15,580) to the Oman/Tahaddi project of Outward Bound, a global leader in education through experience.
Outward Bound has a presence in more than thirty countries, and Outward Bound Oman is the first in the Arab world.
Working in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi project was set up to use the desert, mountains and seas of Oman to develop key life skills through challenging outdoor journeys which take young people outside the classrooms and into a unique learning environment.
“We see a great deal of potential in Oman’s youngsters, and we are absolutely delighted to offer our support to Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi project,” said Abdullah Al Shidi, deputy CEO, The Wave, Muscat.
“It is essential to support Oman’s enormously talented youth and we were extremely impressed by the work done by Outward Bound. We understand the importance and the benefits to the next generation.”
Mark Evans, general manager of Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi, said: “With increasingly sedentary life-styles, and greater competition for jobs, the value of using the outdoors as a classroom is greater than it has ever been.
“On an Outward Bound course, young people are equipped with essential life skills, giving them a head start in all the challenges they face, and that includes applying for jobs.”
“Through inspirational activities, including overnight team expeditions, an Outward Bound experience truly pushes young people’s boundaries. As such, we focus on long term outcomes rather than short term, activity based experiences. It’s that makes Outward Bound Oman unique,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service