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

Civil Service.

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

course.

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

(Ooredoo).

Source: Oman News Agency