Strategic Alignment to Local and Global Frameworks

Promotes Locally Universal Values for Global Citizenship:
Inspired by His Highness the Late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, recognized globally as the ‘Leader of Humanitarian Action’ by the United Nations in 2014, Bareec’s curriculum cultivates local educational values stemming from the Tolerant Islamic Faith that promotes moderation and in consistent with the internalization of key universal values enshrined in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights such as Tolerance, Peace, Freedom, Equal Rights, Social Progress and Human Dignity.

Bareec is also inspired by UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Education (GCED), which aims at “empowering learners of all ages… to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable societies.”

Bareec’s Vision and Mission are consistent with the Speeches of His Highness the Late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah:

  • “The development of education is not limited to education officials or the government, but is the result of a joint effort by all stakeholders in society.”
  • “Supporting teachers and members of the educational system in Kuwait will motivate them to bear their responsibilities towards a promising future and building capable generations that realize and value their own responsibilities in supporting the journey of education in the country.”
  • “What we hope to achieve is a qualitative leap in our educational system from the traditional model based on memorization to an active and distinct educational model based on thinking, creativity, interaction and the acquisition of skills and expertise; which contributes to our country Kuwait keeping pace with scientific and technical developments, and being an effective participant in the modern era of science and knowledge-based economy.

Bareec upholds key tenets of the Constitution of Kuwait…

  • Justice, Liberty, and Equality are the pillars of society; co-operation and mutual help are the firmest bonds between citizens. (Article 7: State Goals)
  • The State cares for the young and protects them from exploitation and from moral, physical, and spiritual neglect. (Article 10: Youth Protection)
  • All people are equal in human dignity and in public rights and duties before the law, without distinction to race, origin, language, or religion. (Article 29: Equality, Human Dignity, Personal Liberty)


Bareec’s Vision is aligned with Kuwait’s ‘New Kuwait 2035’ Project –
sponsored by the Supreme Council for Planning and Development – in keeping with its ‘Creative Human Capital’ target of reforming the education system to better prepare youth to become competitive and productive members of the workforce.

Bareec is inspired by the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning
identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) as ‘essential to prepare students for the future’:

1. Creativity and Innovation,
2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving,
3. Communication,
4. Collaboration

Bareec’s learning objectives are aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs 2030) of…

SDG 3:

‘Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages’

SDG 4:

‘Inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’

SDG 8:

‘Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all…’

SDG 16:

‘Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.’

SGD 17:

‘Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for development…’

Bareec is inspired by and fosters Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as identified by CASEL, which are integrated into the learning objectives of Bareec’s curriculum: 1. Self-awareness, 2. Self-management, 3. Social-awareness, 4. Relationship skills, and 5. Responsible decision-making

Based on positive psychology studies, Bareec promotes Positive Education to bridge the gap between the social and emotional skills which parents hope their children will learn, and the academics that schools teach. Bareec does not replace academic achievement – it builds mental and emotional wellbeing to optimize students’ potential for academic excellence.