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Our history

LOYAC was founded by a group of committed women in Kuwait as a proactive response to the violence that shook the world in September 11, 2001. The founding members of LOYAC recognized that youth can be led towards peace by providing them with opportunities for personal growth, experiencing the joy of service and developing their professional skills through on job training internships that builds self confidence. Embracing peace as its prime awareness message, the group set about formulating programs and activities that will help them achieve their stated objectives.

LOYAC runs several programs for the youth to develop their professional skills, enhance their personal growth and to help them find their sense of purpose by extending themselves to others. Today, 10 years since inception, LOYAC has grown to be the first choice of the youth in Kuwait when it comes to innovative and high quality programs. LOYAC was able to engineer several paradigm shifts in the Kuwaiti community by introducing youth as young as 6 years to community service and emphasizing on the importance of service oriented jobs in restaurants and hotels. In response to the needs of the youth across the boundaries of Kuwait, LOYAC opened its first chapter abroad in Jordan in 2008 and in Lebanon in 2009.

At LOYAC, we believe in engaging in and fostering partnerships between the Private sector, the civil society and the government. In 2010, LOYAC was certified as a Best Practice by UN Habitat and Dubai Municipality.

our profile

LOYAC is a nonprofit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. We design and develop many programs to facilitate the professional development and personal growth of the youth of age 6 – 28 years. All our programs are either offered for free or are heavily subsidized by us. LOYAC is supported by organizations and businesses that believe in its mission.

Mission Statement:

"We strive to provide the youth with unique opportunities to help them evolve into highly effective young leaders".

our vision & goals

“We envision the Arab youth leading their communities towards peace and prosperity.”
Our Goals:
  • Peace is our prime awareness message
  • Professional competence of youth
  • Help youth find their sense of purpose
  • Empowering youth to unleash their creativity
  • Promote drama and performing arts
  • Physical well being of the youth
  • Local and worldwide partnerships
  • Most reputable and recognized youth organization worldwide
  • Distinguished research center for youth related issues
  • Fully integrated headquarter

our Founder

 Fareah Al Saqqaf

Holding the position of Chairperson & Managing Director, Fareah oversees the running of LOYAC and guides the Board in strategy formulation and fundraising. She is an Economics Graduate from Kuwait University and has worked in major corporations such as Kuwait Airways and National Investment Company. An avid reader and arts enthusiast, Fareah regularly writes articles and plays. Fareah is also a certified facilitator of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens / College Students workshops and an Advisory Board Member of United Nations Development Program in Kuwait.


Board of directors

Abeer Al Essa

As Co-founder and Treasurer, Abeer heads the Finance and Administration team in LOYAC. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration and has worked in major organizations such as the Industrial Bank of Kuwait.

Fadia Al Marzooq

As Co-founder and Secretary of the Board, Fadia heads the Local Programs team in LOYAC. She holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Statistics and is a certified facilitator of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens/College workshops. Fadia has worked in major organizations such as the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development.

Fetouh Al Dalali

As Co-founder and Executive Board Member, Fetouh handles the activities, exhibition and events of LOYAC. She is a graduate in Literature and Education and has several years of experience as the Technical Inspection Manager in the Ministry of Education. Fetouh is also a certified facilitator of 7 Habits workshop.


Mona Al Kalouti

As Co-founder and Executive Board Member, Mona is in charge of the international programs and the Soccer Academy of LOYAC. She graduated in Business Administration and Marketing and is a certified facilitator of 7 Habits workshop. Mona has worked in major corporations such as the National Bank of Kuwait.

Lara Dardarian

As Co-founder and Executive Board Member, Lara heads the Information Technology team of LOYAC. She graduated from the University of Miami in Business Administration and has several years of experience in the National Bank of Kuwait.

Nadia Al Marzouq

As Co-founder and Executive Board Member, Nadia is in charge of Media and Public Relations of LOYAC. Nadia holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and has many years of experience in Kuwait University.



Volunteer Advisors to the Board

Fadwa Al Homaizi Ramzi Sabboury Zeina Mokkaddam Ali Ajouz
 
 
Samir Foteh Lulwa Khammash Jomana Shammas