Oman Sail and Asyad Group, Oman’s leading global integrated logistics provider, have sealed a partnership to use sailing to support youth development across the nation. The Asyad Community Sailing Programme will allow male and female students from grades 2-10 from 150 public schools across Muscat, Al Batinah North and Al Sharqiyah South governorates to experience the joy of being on the water and learn the basics of sailing at Oman Sail’s Sailing Schools at Al Mouj Muscat Marina, Sur and Barceló Resort Mussanah.
Through this initiative, participants will benefit from the valuable life skills and personal growth opportunities that sailing offers, including building confidence, developing active citizenship, and engaging in physical activity. By sharing expertise and resources, Oman Sail and Asyad Group strive to introduce a new generation of sailors to the sport and contribute to the overall development and well-being of the youth in Oman.
Dr Khamis Al Jabri, CEO of Oman Sail, said, “We are delighted to be working with Asyad Group to deliver a life-changing programme that will offer long-term benefits for young people of all ages across the nation. This is a unique opportunity to share the expertise of both Oman Sail and Asyad Group to teach valuable life skills through sailing as well as introduce a new generation of sailors to the sport and share our maritime heritage with the youth of Oman.”
Dr. Ibrahim AlNadhiri, CEO Asyad Shipping and Drydock, said, “Asyad Group is extremely proud to sponsor the Asyad Community Sailing Programme and create a platform for young people to develop and embrace active living. This engagement is part of our strategy to support communities in Oman, focusing particularly on empowering the youth through innovation, exploration, and resilience building. We aim, by leveraging the expertise of Oman Sail, to enable children from all backgrounds to reach their potential, while shaping future athletes and sailing enthusiasts passionate about the maritime sports and industry.”
The Asyad Community Sailing Programme will hold 32 youth development sessions at three of Oman Sail’s sailing schools and, as part of the agreement also host an open day for people with disabilities and a team building session for university students. Asyad Group employees will also have the chance to support the Programme and the community by volunteering to assist in its activities and sharing their maritime and professional experience and knowledge.