Follow Al-Sumait Prize

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development Award For Education To Be Handed Over To The Winner At Special Event in Kuwait City on 13th December 2017

Press release   •   Dec 11, 2017 09:25 UTC

The Gold Medal Given along with One Million US Dollars to the Winner of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development

Kuwait City, Kuwait, December11, 2017 – The recipient of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development award for the Education category will be handed out at a prestigious awards ceremony on December 13 in Kuwait City.

The 2017 Al-Sumait Education category award will be presented, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah the Amir of Kuwait, to the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), for their sustained efforts towards the achievement across the African continent of equity and equality in education through targeted programs.

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development is designed to spur development in Africa by rewarding innovative, exciting and inspiring initiatives by individuals and organizations that address the challenges facing the African continent. The awards were instigated on the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait, who seeks to honor individuals or institutions who help advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in Africa.

Kuwait's Al-Sumait Prizes are a set of annual awards designed to honor significant advances in the fields of food security, health and education in Africa. Administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees, the awards celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education. The objective of the prizes is to recognize best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa.