Outward Bound Oman recently celebrated ten years of operations in Oman, at an event held under the auspices of H E. Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, and in the presence of Outward Bound Oman patron H H Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al Said and guests from the government and corporate sectors.
Since May 2009, when it was first established in Oman by founding partners Dentons, Shell and Sheikh Suhail Bahwan, Outward Bound Oman has trained in excess of 14,000 people and created jobs for more than 30 talented young Omanis. With the support of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Outward Bound has now been established by ministerial decision and operates under the Ministry of Social Development, a press release said.
The first of three national training centres opened recently in Sharqiyah Sands. The Duke of York, patron of Outward Bound Global, described the organisation as ‘a jewel in the global community’.
During the event, head of operations, Mohamed al Zadjali, spoke about the work Outward Bound Oman has been doing to enhance the employability of young people in Oman, and to embed understanding of the government’s Vision 2040 programme.
It was announced at the event that, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Social Development, a second national training centre is due to open in Al Khoud in early 2020, and thanks to the Ministry of Oil and Gas Social Investment Committee, construction of a third, flagship centre that would operate year round on Jebel Akdhar, would start before the end of 2019.