On December 12, 1976, an Amiri Decree was issued to establish Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences or KFAS. A private, non – profit organization, KFAS is administered and managed by a Board of Directors and chaired by the Amir of the State of Kuwait. The six members of its Board have a tenure of three years and are appointed by the Chairman. The Kuwaiti Shareholding Companies provide financial contributions to KFAS with an amount equivalent to one percent of the annual net profit.
To manage the scientific, financial and administrative activities of KFAS, a Director General is appointed by the Board of Directors. The Director General is also responsible for implementing various policies as set by the Board of Directors.
Advancing Communities Through Science and Technology
As science and technology continue to progress and influence citizens in numerous ways, institutions like KFAS must bear the task of preparing the next generation to traverse the world that continues to evolve. But the problem is, laying the foundation of science can prove difficult if the administration will solely rely on the traditional core standards.
There is no doubt that the world is fast becoming technologically and scientifically advanced. Developed countries are not the only one reaping the benefits of technological improvement. Today’s technologies like mobile communication devices are transforming /improving integrated how people live even in developing countries. Knowing how to innovate a much better advanced technology is now becoming part of the indispensable set of skills that will be very crucial in the future.
Preparing Today’s Generation
With a good understanding of science and technology comes a great opportunity in various sectors of the business industry. Books and user’s instruction manuals are not enough to fully understand the theories and framework behind any technology and it requires a lot of hard work and methodical learning habit in order to make it through the learning phase. But KFAS policies and state-sponsored scientific activities make these things a lot easier. This will significantly help the community, especially those who are part of the science and technology sector, to establish a strong foundation that can cope with today’s technological era.
To learn more about KFAS, visit their website at http://www.kfas.com/. You can also like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kfasinfo for information and updates on current policies and ongoing activities.
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