Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Upcoming AWARE Events

There are some pretty cool events coming up from AWARE.  Check it out.


Saturday, January 10, 2014 @ 9:15 a.m 
For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience.

This is a 1½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it.

Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome.
This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque
This tour does not require prior registration.

AWARE Diwaniya
Tuesday, January 13, at 7:00pm
An Overview of the History of Kuwait by Ilene Winoker
This Diwaniya will be followed by Dinner

Ever wonder what attracted the first inhabitants of Kuwait to settle here and what life was like during its establishment as a desert outpost? Acquire an appreciation for the rich heritage of Kuwait’s past, and how it has influenced the way its people have adjusted to changes and modernization. Dr. Winokur will share video and still images to enhance your understanding of  the very beginning of Kuwait’s past.

Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid arrived in Kuwait in October 1984 and has been learning about her “adopted” home ever since. She is currently the Director of Foundation Programs at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) and Managing Director of Specialized Solutions, an educational consulting company. She has taught at the elementary and college levels in private institutions since 1995, and been an administrator for more than10 years.
Ilene holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida. She also completed ESL certification at the College of New Jersey, and a BA in History from State University at Buffalo, New York.

 Traditional Kuwaiti Food and Dishdasha Night & book presentation
Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us at AWARE for a special event! Dress up in Traditional clothing and taste delicious Traditional Kuwaiti food.
This event will be opened by  the screening of  one of Kuwaiti poet Nejoud Al-Yagout's  creative works "This is an Imprint" followed by drawing names of people who will receive a signed copy of Nejoud's book.
Prior registration required at

Nejoud Al-Yagout has lived in many places globally, including China, Pakistan, UAE, Italy and the UK. Since her father was an ambassador of Kuwait, she lived a nomadic life. She returned to Kuwait after the invasion. Al-Yagout currently works as a librarian and loves being surrounded by books and students. She developed a passion for writing poetry in her early teens. In her own words, it was a cathartic way to express emotions buried deep inside. Her poetry includes themes such as transcendence of suffering, the awareness of the ego and the presence of the higher self. She also explores grief, loss and identity crisis to reflect the state of our collective consciousness. Her debut book, This is an imprint, presents poems which reflect such states, whilst offering a higher perspective of being which transcends thought.

Saturday, January 24 at 9:00 am
This tour will include historical sites in old Kuwait City. Bring along your camera and comfortable walking shoes, for an enjoyable day out to lean about Kuwait's past.
Transport, Tour Guide and buffet lunch included.
Bus departures from aware at 9:30 am
Fee: KD 5
Limited seats and  for adults only
Registration deadline January 20
For registration email

We are pleased to announce that Registration for the Winter II Arabic Courses Schedule (January 25 - March 12, 2015) has started at the AWARE Center.

We will offer Beginner's weekday morning  and evening courses; & weekend morning course.
AWARE Members are eligible for a 20% discount off each course  & Group Registration of 5 or more will be eligible for a 10% discount off the course.

For all course details & registration, please visit:
 For more details, do not hesitate to contact us by email: or through: 2533 5280

Bas Ya Bahar
Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.

The first feature film to be made by the state of Kuwait. It is a period piece about Kuwait before the discovery of oil when fishing was the predominant occupation.

"Bas Ya Bahar" (The cruel sea) was produced by Kuwaiti producer Khalid Al-Siddiq. Bas Ya Bahar is a beautiful personification of the treacherous sea and a critical representation of the harsh life in Kuwait before oil. Refreshments provided.

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