Abdullah Interviews Fahad Al-Sabah
Hey you guys, its been a while with the interviews and all that mess but I guess you know we’v all been tied up to vacations, Eid, projects and me personally, my surgery, so im just letting you know that this segment is back again, YAYYYE !
I’v been trying to drag him, Fahad, in here till I threw some of my black magic on his face, HAH! By black magic, I mean my devilish smile.
Seriously though, in my life, I have passed by many people that I call/used to call, friends. In all friendships, you pass by ups, downs and plain stupidity. Then, GOD takes away the pain, heals your heart, gives you hope and gives you Fahad. He is a gift from the almighty to me. I wont get into details, yet, aside from his undeniable sincerity, honesty and acceptance we share music, video games, wit, insanity, black culture, soulfulness and love to give back to the community.
Thats where the interview comes in, Fahad participated in creating a new club called JAM. I wont be talking about it, i’ll let the interview lead you to it with a VIDEO in the end.
I know your shy, people should see you throwing shoes at me when I occasionally, yes I admit, occasionally win a Mario Kart race. Speak ?
Fahad AlSabah, student at Kuwait University, College of Business Administration, majored in finance. I have been working part-time in AlWatan Daily since July, and been working on and co-ordinating the JAM club with AlWatan Daily’s general manager Dina AlMallak, and my colleague Fatmah AlQadfan.
What is JAM?
JAM stands for Journalism and Media. It’s a club where we instruct the members on the “flow” of the newspaper, and how it works. It may seem easy on the outside, but having the news written, edited, printed, published, distributed, and delivered to one’s doorstep is a hassle, to say the least. It requires team work before all. That teaches the members how to work within a team, and hopefully after they finish their courses (1-month crash course), they’d work closely with new JAM members (when the club opens officially), instruct them, correct their mistake, and oversee their work. It’s a fun learning experiences, especially for those who love to work in that environment. Basically, this will be their gate to the world of Journalism and Media.
Will their work be published in the newspaper?
Actually, we’re working on that right now. This week, they will have their own mini-newspaper handed with AlWatan Daily. They wrote the articles, designed the pages, and edited the paper all by themselves. It’s really gratifying to see their own work being published, and it will encourage them to do the best they can.
That’s the Journalism side of it, what about the Media side?
Aside from working within the newspaper, and seeing how it works, our members will go to AlWatan TV, take a tour, learn the basics, and if they’re specifically interested in that area, there will be courses they can choose from dedicated to TV.
What inspired you to tap into who you are now?
I have always loved to try new things, so when the opportunity came to work in AlWatan Daily, I wasn’t going to miss out. The idea of JAM was conceived, developed, and implemented in our offices.
What were the challenges that came along the way?
The biggest challenge was finding a permanent place for JAM. Currently, the sessions take place in AlWatan Daily’s offices, but once we officially open our doors for more members, we’d have moved to our new “premises”
What differs you from the rest of the competition out there?
A lot of people compare us to AlWatan Academy, we’re not the same, but we do take their experience in account, they have been running for almost three years, while we’re still in our infant stage.
Support system ?
Where to start? El7imdella, I am blessed to have the best people surround me, whether family, friends, colleagues, you name it. I wouldn’t be able to do/be half of what I do/am today if it wasn’t for them. There is a specific person I’d like to thank, and that’s my aunt, she’s been there for me since year 0.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Editor in Chief of AlWatan Daily (laughs) no really, I can’t wait to see where JAM goes, but I’m taking it day by day, hopefully we’ll help guide as many students as possible and lead them through the volatile world of media.
Throw something for p0ach readers
I once read a quote by Dr. Stephen Covey, and it immediately clicked; he said “I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a “transformer” in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf” being that “catalyst” will make all the difference. People complain about a lot of things, life isn’t easy, heck, it’s HARD. We’d all help making it better if we find a better outlet for our anger, emotions, frustration, or whatever may be causing the upset. By turning a bad situation into a good one, you’ll find yourself having less, and less “bad” situations.
Get familiar with the team, watch the interview in two parts HERE:
Look out for the host’s LOUD tone and Fahad’s eye language, PRICELESS ! *snap*
When the official launch is up, i’ll let you peeps know.