Another stereotype about Arabs is that we have a problem with democracy. That isn't really the case (to the dismay of many news media outlets I'm sure) It is rarely covered by the international media. The reason I'm posting this is to dispell the scary stereotype that our children will grow up wanting to hurt the world.
Every year, all public high schools in Kuwait hold elections to elect the student's parliament. And for a brief time the elected group of 12th graders take the seats of the real parliament with the real speaker of parliament and the government's cabinet ministers present. Kuwait in the region has always been a constitutional monarchy
They discuss the health of the country's education, question ministers for lack of progress and propose laws and vote on them. The session is broadcast live like other sessions, and the legislation they pass though not really into law , is discussed and voted on by our real legislative body . Listen to what they say and how they handle their responsibilities. Seeing them made me realize we always underestimate the intellect of the young ones.
The respected Representative Shoug Hussain AlEnizi you may proceed. "My dear colleagues, we have not been elected as dictating guardians but we are the voters representatives , honest reps. so let us serve our people
Why arent there any other public colleges? Is this to make sure the private colleges and those who run them to benifit? This is an innocent question that I'd like an answer from you.
Is it possible that Kuwait can't afford to finish the new campuses? Then I advise we ask the treasury of humanitarian efforts to lend us the money because they had the capability to build three universities in China among other projects around the world
Are we giving priority to the needs of foreign countries before we take care of our own? Please note that I'm not against our charitable initiatives I respect our nation's humanitarian tradition
So our dear government you are Being questioned in front of God and in front of the nation and I quote the Koran "Hold those who are responsible accountable"
Speaker of Parliament to a student rep: To the contrary, you have made a very healthy and valid point my respected sister and colleague Shog.
These kids made some pretty impressive points even leaving some Ministers sweat with tough questions. We aren't that alien of a culture as many would think. But this message wont sell newspapers or bring in the primetime advertisers.
Being human isn't worthy of the news' time. But giving airtime to the likes of Bin Laden and big tragedies make them millions. Someone lord knows who is making a ton of money when cultures hate eachother. Lets be cheeky and deny them the fun😉
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