Kuwait Critical Thinking Project (n-mu)
The Kuwait Critical Thinking Project (n-mu, or “I grow” in Arabic) promoted active citizenship among Kuwaiti youth. Launched collaboration with Kuwait-based partner en.v, the program coached local educators in training and facilitation through a cutting-edge curriculum focused on civic engagement, critical thinking, advocacy, and media literacy. Coursework centered critical reflection, dialogue, and action, and utilized experiential and inquiry-based learning techniques. With n-mu, EF guided local educators as they mentored youth ages 18-25 to design and implement small-scale initiatives responding to issues identified in their local communities. Youth then utilized social media and other innovative approaches to draw attention to their projects, raise awareness, and work towards achieving positive change in themselves and their communities.
The project was funded by IREX through its Regional Assistance Program and the U.S. Department of State.