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Empower 2013
Posted April 11, 2013 by Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani

Dear EMPOWER Delegates,

Welcome to Reach Out to Asia’s Annual Youth Conference.  For the past five years, we have enjoyed engaging with dynamic and rigorous minds like you.   It has continued to re-affirm your invaluable presence, while your contribution remains a catalyst through which others around you continue to be empowered.

As a nation, Qatar has drawn up the blueprint of its 2030 Vision.  It emphasizes the notion of society’s participation in developing the socio-political and economic facets. Therefore, EMPOWER remains committed to perpetuating and mirroring its key goals of providing excellent training and opportunities to unlock your full potential, encouraging creativity, innovation, and critical thinking to help us confront the challenges of our rapidly changing global home.

This forum is dedicated to leadership, service learning, and global citizenship. However, more importantly this is a platform for mutual conversation. Whilst we have set up an environment for you to reach your maximum potential, we also realize you have much to teach us through your learning, interpretation and implementation of what EMPOWER has taught you.

I hope you find amidst this gathering of great minds a network of skills and talents. Whether you are a speaker, a listener, workshop leader, workshop participant, volunteer or delegate, I sincerely encourage you to embrace the spirit of EMPOWER – take these tools we have provide you, share with us your own – and together lets make this planet a more suitable home for generations to come.

We aim to be surrounded by those who benefit from an immense amount of self-respect, ethical values, and cultural understanding. More importantly, we realize that the most sincere way we can reach our goals in through whole-heartedly embracing mutual dialogue, as I have recurrently found it to be the key component in growth. 

You are at the forefront of change; help us invest in you, and subsequently a better future.

Thank you


Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani


Reach Out To Asia – Qatar Foundation

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