Kuwaiti female outstanding students on Sunday visited Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in the Sri Lankan city of Kandy, as part of their visit organized by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to the country.
They also made a tour to the Geragama Tea Factory in the city. Speaking to KUNA in a statement, Amna Nasser said that she got several information about the orphanage, species of elephants and how care is provided for them.
Sheikha AlDakheel told KUNA in a similar statement that students were informed about the tea factory, benefits of tea and how tea is manufactured. She noted that tea is the third source of income in the country, which is ranked third all over the world in terms of producing this commodity.
The Kuwaiti team is set to visit several places in Sri Lanka as part of their cultural and entertainment trip to the country. On Monday, the students will visit a project of rebuilding a bridge, which was funded by the KFAED.
The aim of KFAED’s trip is to reward the outstanding students and encourage them for more success and excellence. The fund also seeks to highlight Kuwait’s status and its role in carrying out several development projects in a number of countries, with the aim of improving living conditions of their nations and developing their economies.
The journey program was launched in 2010 upon an initiative by the KFAED and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Under the program, two trips are organized for two overseas countries per year for outstanding highschool students; one for 12 females and another for a dozen of males.