Muscat, The 7th Intilaaqah (Springboard)
program was concluded at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Muscat today
under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon, Minister of
As more as 230 employees from various state administrative units
took part in the three-month program, which was implemented by the
Ministry of Civil Service, in cooperation with Omani-Qatari Company
(Ooredoo), in the field of self-development.
The program aims at empowering Omani women through an
intensive program to provide female employees of ministries and
various bodies in the government sector with basic skills in many
different fields that were later applied during the project development
The project comes within the framework of a series of programs
and training events aimed at enhancing the efficiency of female
employees and providing them with the necessary knowledge and
skills and developing their practical abilities to carry out the tasks
entrusted to them effectively.
Sheikh al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, said, “Omani
woman is an active partner in the comprehensive development process
achieved in the country since the beginning of this glorious era of His
Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in all forms of support to enhance her
role in this development process. This has enabled Omani woman to
prove her efficiency and seriousness in all positions of responsibility
and in various sectors, including the civil service sector”.
He added that the percentage of females constitutes 48% of the
total employees at the civil service sector, which indicates their great
role in developing this sector and the development of its mechanisms
to provide government services efficiently and effectively.
“The number of beneficiaries of Intilaaqah (Springboard) program has
increased to 1,000 with more than 330 projects being completed,” said
Ian Dench, CEO of Omani-Qatari Telecommunications Company. “This
pioneering program has been developed by a number of women to
empower female employees from several ministries and government
institutions throughout the Sultanate and provided them with basic
skills in many fields”.
At the end of the ceremony, Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon,
Minister of Civil Service, honoured winners of Intilaaqah (Springboard)
program’s projects, as well as the participants in the program.
The closing ceremony was attended by Dr. Mona bint Salim al-
Jardaniyah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Technical
Education and Vocational Training, officials from the Ministry of Civil
Service and the Omani-Qatari Telecommunications Company
Source: Oman News Agency