Press Releases

20 February 2007

SIIL Supports The “Children Between The Mother Tongue And Communication With The Times" Conference

Salam International Investments Limited (SIIL), was pleased to support a pioneering international conference titled: "Children between the mother tongue and communication with the times". The conference was organized by The Childhood Cultural Centre (CCC) of Qatar. Reaching across boarders in the region CCC worked in cooperation with the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood in Egypt. The work was accomplished under the patronage of the wife of His Highness the Emir of Qatar. Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al-Misnad, is the Chairperson of The Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and the founder of the Childhood Cultural Center. The conference was held at Ritz Carlton Hotel from the 21st to 23rd of February 2007.

Recognizing the role played by SIIL to encourage this effort, Dr. Wadha Sweidi the Chairperson of Childhood Cultural Centre thanked SIIL for their unstinted support.

Mr. Hussam Abdul Salam Abu Issa SIIL's Vice Chairman had this to say about the SIIL involvement; "SIIL has always supported social, educational, and sports activities in Qatar. As an organization we believe deeply in helping our society through our social responsibility program. We consider ourselves to be partners of our community and participants in Qatar’s boom. It is a matter of honour and pride for us to involve ourselves in the growth of this nation. We are more than willing to do all we can to positively contribute to the socio economic progress of Qatar and our involvement in this conference was an extension of that commitment.”

An elite group of thinkers and researchers in the language field attended the conference, which included four main subjects: Mother tongue and building the personality, the need of a second language to build the human of the future, preserving the mother tongue, and finally language and speech for special needs people. The conference highlighted many other related issues as well. E.g. The role of the mother tongue and emotional growth for teenagers, the importance of a second language for communication, the relationship between national and international aspects of language, and finally language communication with special needs kids.

SIIL is delighted to support the Childhood Cultural Centre in their efforts study modern methods for children’s education. CCC’s work aims to expand children’s abilities and skills to enable them to communicate better with other people and ensure better integration with the community. These are values that SIIL wholeheartedly believes in.