Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Media Release: Sydney, Wednesday 20 June 2012

After a successful tour in 2010, Human Appeal International Australia once again invited Dr Al Suwaidan to provide a series of lectures and conduct training courses in leadership skills in order to enrich the community in Australia.

Dr Tareq Al Suwaidan from Kuwait is an expert management trainer with more than thirty years experience and is the founder of over eighty organisations.

Arriving in Australia on Saturday 9 June, he started his tour in Melbourne with a public lecture at Monash University titled “Our Identity” and was welcomed by an audience of nearly 700 people.

For the first time in Australia, Dr Al Suwaidan conducted a 2-day training course called “Discover and Train Future Leaders.” The course was delivered on 10-11 June at the Novotel Melbourne Hotel with over sixty participants in attendance. They came from various fields including community and organisational leaders, school teachers, business people and students. A similar course was held in Sydney on 16 and 17 June attended by over seventy participants.

“Feedback from attendees was extremely positive with most requesting similar high quality events in the future,” said Bashar Al-Jamal, the regional director of Human Appeal.

Another course conducted by Dr Al Suwaidan during the tour was titled “Plan Your Life” and was exclusively for women. In total more than 130 participated in this course in both Melbourne and Sydney.

A series of public lectures on various topics were also held in Sydney attracting a combined audience of more than 3,000 people.

Dr Al Suwaidan was a special guest speaker at fundraising dinners held in Melbourne and Sydney and was also invited by a community organisation in Adelaide to raise funds for the Syrian refugees. Mr Bashar Al-Jamal reported that, “Through these fundraising events, Human Appeal International was able to raise over $1 million dollars for the victims of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria. We were overwhelmed by the tremendous expression of generosity from the community.”

The 10-day tour concluded on Tuesday 19 June 2012. Human Appeal International Australia would like to extend a sincere vote of thanks to all its donors and supporters.


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Human Appeal International Australia

Human Appeal International Australia is a non-governmental humanitarian organisation seeking funds from supporters to assist in providing services to thousands of poor and needy people around the world.
Bashar Al-Jamal
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