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PSUT organizes a “Not Impossible” brainstorming session

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:30

 

Princess Sumaya University for Technology organized a brainstorming session in cooperation with the “Not Impossible” initiative, which was launched by the non-profit Joud Foundation. The session was run in cooperation with strategic partner Zain, Partners for the Best, Ro'ya TV, the Royal Society for Health Awareness, the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, the “Together we Arrive” movement, the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature, Learning Partners Parachute 16, and “Juhd”, to give young men and women the chance to present their ideas to overcome the challenges facing the country and turn them into positive opportunities.

Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, President of the University, expressed his pleasure as he launched the initiative at PSUT, looking forward to its positive effects on the community at large. He predicted that "the initiative will open up multiple doors to innovative and creative solutions to the challenges faced by society, put forward by the creative minds of the University’s students." The launch of the initiative was attended by Vice President Prof. Arafat Awajan, a number of deans of the Schools, faculty members and university students.

The workshop aims to introduce students to the “Not Impossible” initiative and to the challenges on which it concentrates, helping them to first identify the existent challenges and introducing a number of innovative tools in order to ultimately come up with ideas and solutions that address and handle these challenges in a positive way. A number of students participated under the supervision of Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Ibrahim Al Saidi, Dean of Admissions and Registration at the University, and Engineer Shorouq Al-Halawani , Director of the Office for the Care of Gifted Students.

Eng. Al-Halawani praised the launch of the "Not Impossible" initiative which will open the channels for ideas from all sectors of society to meet a whole range of challenges in an innovative way.

“Not Impossible” is the first and largest brainstorming program to bring together the community in solving the numerous challenges that face it. The twelve challenges to be tackled will be introduced through the initiative’s website, and participants will discuss them in a series of twelve weekly social programs to be aired on television. Each episode will address a particular challenge and the best three ideas, selected based on innovation, economic feasibility, practicality and sustainability, will be presented in a program to be broadcast on the Ro’ya channel.