Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Expat Associations in Kuwait

Here is another list of expat associations in Kuwait also prepared by Desert Girl

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

American Business Council
http://www.abckw.org/
American Business Council – Kuwait
Salwa, Blk 11, St. 7 or 10, Bld 15 (Pillars), Apt. 2
Tel-fax: 2563-4042
Mobile: 6698-4999
Email: mibrahim@abckw.org
Website: www.abckw.org

British Business Forum
T: 66841114
F: 25624903
www.bbf.org.kw
business@bbf.org.kw

Canadian Commercial Circle
http://www.ccckw.com/

French Business Council
fbc-k@fbc-k.com
http://fbc-k.com/

German Business Council
Tel No : 965 - 66919950
Fax No : 965 - 66919951
E-Mail : information@gbck.net
www.gbck.net

Indian Business Council
T: 22510891
F: 22525811
www.ibckuwait.org
indecomk@qualitynet.net

Kuwait Austria Business & Friendship Assoc
Postal Address: PO Box: 863, Safat, Code: 13009 - KUWAIT
Tel.: +(965) 240 2175, Extension 230 or 224
Fax: +(965) 240 2176
Mobile: +(965) 683 6817
Email: info@kabfa.com
Web-site: http://www.kabfa.com

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Phone (965) 1805580 Ext.#555
Business Center (965) 22423555 - (965) 22423666
Fax (965) 22404110
P.O. Box 775, Safat 13008 - Kuwait
Emai kcci@kcci.org.kw
http://www.kuwaitchamber.org
*Registered companies in Kuwait are invited to attend foreign trade delegation meetings for business development and networking

Pakistan Business Association Kuwait
www.pbak.org

ASSOCIATIONS
Association of the US Army (AUSA).
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. AUSA conducts many projects aimed to support the US Army personnel located in Kuwait.
Darrell.crawford@chenega.com, Kuwait_chapter@ausa.org, http://www.ausa-kuwait.com

ANZAK, for Australians & New Zealanders Associating in Kuwait, functions as a network for expatriates from the smallest continent and its off-shore islands, and has strong links with the Australian and New Zealand Embassies in Riyadh for whom it acts as the umbrella organisation for the Australian and New Zealand warden systems. The following Indonesian associations are in Kuwait.
Canadians in Kuwait: Kuwait is a country that is aggressively opening itself to trade and foreign investment and which is offering great opportunities for Canada. Aims at fostering an effective and active social network among Canadian citizens who live and work in the State of Kuwait. E-mail: CiKmembership@gmail.com , website: http://canadiansinkuwait.community.officelive.com/default.aspx

Indonesian Communities in Kuwait.
Head of the Association - Mr. Muhammed Hasbi (Tel: 4839927-53). *Indonesian Nurses Association, Head of the Association - Mr. Suprivanto Suhadi Pawiro (Tel: 4713419/4882875).Indonesian Students Association Head of the Association - Mr. Miftah Arif., P.O. Box 22358, Safat 13084 Kuwait.


The Indian Arts Circle (IAC) is the umbrella organisation for over a hundred Indian organisations and is the only association in Kuwait recognised by the Government of India. The IAC organises family dinners, stage shows, arts festivals, and sporting events. The IAC promotes cultural activities and provides exchange facilities. Hon. President is Mr Mathews. Mob: 9825675


The Kuwait-America Foundation (KAF) (with offices in Kuwait) is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1991. Its core mission, inspired by Kuwait’s liberation by Allied Coalition forces in the Gulf War, is to express gratitude for American sacrifice during the Gulf War, and to strengthen ties between the peoples of the United States and Kuwait. 910 17th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006, Tel: 202.293.4740, Fax: 202.293.4485, Email: info@kuwaitamerica.org


Kuwait Arts Association. Celebrating the 40 years anniversary with over 22 events varying from solo to group exhibitions, workshops to presentations, annual and biannual competitions. Beirut Street, Behind the college of Business Studies Hawally, Kuwait Phone: +965-2611863, e-mail: info@kuwait-arts.org, http://www.kuwait-arts.org/


Kuwait Economic Society. KES focuses on promoting economic growth and reform within Kuwait economy , capacity building for its members, promoting small businesses, lobbying for legislation reform, improving transparency and curbing corruption within public institutions and reducing "Wasta" (connections ) in order to provide equal opportunities among citizens, and strengthening its relationship with private and public sectors and international organizations. Northern Shuwaikh – Block 7 – Street 71 – Villa 18, P.O Box: 20513 Safat - 13066 Kuwait. Tel: 24847979 – 24847946, Fax: 24804048, E-mail: info@kesoc.org, Web: http://www.kesoc.org/

The Kuwait Irish Society promotes the coel, craic and culture of the most ancient civilisation in Western Europe as well as providing a network of Irish social connections.
The Polish Cultural Society (PCS) exists to promote Kuwaiti-Polish friendship. It provides social, cultural and sporting activities, as well as a library and information service, for the Polish community in Kuwait. All Poles and persons interested in Poland are cordially invited to contact Tel 2513704 Fax 5631008.


Portes Ouvertes is a cultural group for French-speaking women, from many countries living in Kuwait. Meetings are held every first Monday of the month. A lecture and visit to a place of interest is organised monthly, which gives members a chance to practise their French. For information contact portes_ouvertes@hotmail.com or may contact Ms. / Helen Bubiyan 9136249, Ms. Gabriel Kogiayk 9142902.


SOFFSIK, the Society of Filipinos and Foreign Spouses in Kuwait, aims to bridge the cultural gap between Filipinos and their foreign spouses by organising informal meetings and social gatherings every end of the month. New members are welcome from all sections of the local community. Contact (tel 241 0411 Fax 2429674)


The Kuwait Sri Lanka Cultural Association is for all Sri Lankans in Kuwait and meets regularly at the Sri Lankan Embassy. The Association undertakes charitable works in Kuwait and in Sri Lanka, and organises cultural activities such as stage shows and arts festivals. Contact Mr. Karannagoda tel 4833819


Social South Africans in Kuwait (SOSA-Q8) organizes socials events for South Africans and their friends to help expatriates to meet each other and to learn more about the culture.For membership and information contact: Dave Esmonde-White, chairmanTel. 5713389/7222134, Email: sasocialgroupq8@yahoo.com


There are several Bangladeshi cultural organisations active in Kuwait. These include the Bangladesh Association, Nirjan Cultural Organisation, United Cultural Organisation, Satadal Cultural Organisation, Sonar Tari Cultural Organisation, and Joy Bangla Sangscritic Ukya Jote.


The British Ladies Society is a social and contact group for British citizens, the wives of British citizens and all ladies from countries whose affairs are handled by the British Embassy.
The Kuwait Caledonians organise social events for Scots and other nationals to promote and celebrate Scottish culture and traditions.


The Canadian Women's League is an informal support group for expatriate women living in Kuwait. To help members learn about and enjoy the culture they live in, the league organises tours to local museums and art galleries and holds meetings with guest speakers. Further details from Ms. Sherlin Tel 5319429.


Association Francophonie, was established instead of the French Cultural Center. It is a library of 18000 books and literature, in 2000, DVD, 2000 cassette and video. Many of the Association's activities including film presentations, and various other exhibitions such as Christmas Bazaar, Francophonie week .... Etc., registration tel: 2582075, fax: 2574803.


COOL, the Council of Leaders of Filipino Communities in Kuwait, is the coordinating council for all Filipino sports, regional, cultural, ethnic and religious organisations. Its aim is to promote harmonious relations among the Filipino communities in Kuwait. Chairman Efren Rivera Tel 9535305.

Filipino Cultural Club (FCC) promotes the cultural heritage of the Philippines and develops Philippino talents in Kuwait, by presenting dances, songs, plays and even painting workshops. President Maria Socorro Palacios Al-Ameri. Tel 532 5924/ 4836632


The British Council in Mansouriya arranges cultural activities and English classes. Its Information & Media Centre, which charges fees for membership, has a wide range of library and related services such as details on study opportunities in the UK. Tel 2515512 / 2520068.


The British Schools are a group of 14 local schools that provide tuition in a range of academic and leisure pursuits, including ballet, basketball, ballroom dancing, creative arts, computing, drama, languages, music, martial arts, jassercise, soccer, swimming, skating and tennis, for children and adults.


The Language Circle is an informal gathering of people from various countries who practice speaking a foreign language together. Main languages are French, Italian, Spanish and German, though other languages are often spoken depending on the current members. Contact June Gowing, tel:5655728. e-mail: june_gowing@hotmail.com


Despite its name, the Landscape Execution Association of Filipinos (LEAF) welcomes members from all nationalities. Its objects are to promote professional relationships among persons who work in landscaping and irrigation. LEAF organises seminars, workshop, training on landscaping. President Lito Mercado tel :6519668/572 3194.


English Speaking Club Kuwait offers opportunity to converse regularly in English with professionals to ensure fluency, vocabulary and grammar. Membership open to all nationalities. For details contact co-ordinator: Moonirah tel 9465502.

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