//by: Hend and Aisha AlSanad//
Meet the entrepreneur who’s putting children first.
Mai AlAhmed’s Life Skills Academy is an academy with a difference. And with a varied curriculum, experienced staff and plans to expand, its future looks bright.
Hi, please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi, I’m Mai AlAhmad. I’m the owner of Life Skills Academy.
Tell us about your education.
I have a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Kuwait University.
How and when did the idea of Life Skills Academy originate?
It started in 2012. I thought about the idea when I saw the kids around me who needed courses like the ones I now do.
When was Life Skills Academy established and what difficulties did you face during the establishment phase?
Life Skills Academy was established in January 2017. I faced a lot of difficulties but with determination and my love for the thing I’m doing I overcame these difficulties. It took a lot of time and hard work but thankfully, it was worth it.
How has the response been so far?
People loved the idea and liked the place. Some even said they wished they had found it sooner. I’m really happy with the feedback so far.
What are the timings of the academy and which days do you open?
The academy is open from 2pm till 10pm every day. If there were any school trips we would be open in the morning.
Do you have special programs during the summer?
Yes, we have courses for girls from ages 3 to 17, and courses for boys from ages 3 to 10. It includes all the training courses we give.
What exactly is Life Skills Academy and what does it offer?
It’s an academy that provides training sessions for kids on basic life skills such as cooking, organization, etiquette, art, sewing and skin care. The academy is a complementary element to parents, so their child builds more life skills
Tell us about your staff? How do you select them?
They are teachers that have certificates and experience in the field of expertise they work in.
What are your future plans for the academy?
To expand and have one branch in each province of Kuwait so we would be in easy reach for all kids in all areas.
What is your biggest challenge now?
Getting the trust of the parents and the interest of the applicants.
What is your message for young people out there?
We provide something different that’s not available in schools or camps or any other academies. At Life Skills Academy we provide you with a life experience that you will enjoy learning.
Your message for us at CP magazine?
Thank you for your interest in our academy. We hope you will visit us on site to see our classes and curriculum.
Life Skills Academy
Discovery Mall, Kuwait