Fareah Al Saqqaf

Founder, Chairperson and Managing Director of LoYAC


Fareah Al Saqqaf is the Founder, Chairperson and Managing Director of LOYAC. Founded in 2002 as a proactive answer to the growing extremism and aggression among Arab youth, this pioneering youth organization is the first choice of young people when it comes to innovative and high-quality development programs. LOYAC and its chapters in Jordan and Lebanon serve over 3,000 youth annually through programs that facilitate professional development, encouraging young people to pursue their talents and contribute towards their communities through voluntary and humanitarian actions.

Fareah is an Economics graduate from Kuwait University and has over 15 years’ experience in both government and private sectors. Prior to founding LOYAC, she worked at the Ministry of Planning in the Economic Planning Department. She was the Corporate Finance Manager and Consultant to the National Investment Company and the Economic Planning Manager of Kuwait Airways. She is also a playwright and regularly writes newspaper articles in English and Arabic. She is a facilitator of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens / College Students workshops and an Advisory Board Member of the United Nations Development Program in Kuwait.

Fareah is a member of the Kuwait Red Crescent, the Economics Society and the Women’s Cultural Society in Kuwait. She was also a major activist for women’s political rights in Kuwait. Fareah was nominated for the International Women of Courage award by the US Embassy in Kuwait. LOYAC won the King Abdullah II award in 2009 and is recognized as a best practice by UN Habitat and Dubai Municipality.