(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Oman Oil Company and Tawasul held a graduation ceremony for 33 students as part of the Qudrat' youth partnership programme at InterContinental Muscat on Tuesday.The event was attended by the CEO of Oman Oil Company (OOC) Ahmed bin Salim al Wahibi, representatives from OOC and Tawasul, along with family members of graduates.The six-month Qudrat' or Capabilities' programme, which began in January, aimed to equip young Omani men and women from various universities of the sultanate with professional knowledge and skills that would enable them to serve the community.The first phase of the programme had three components - a month of training for the students was followed by majlis sessions wherein speakers from different backgrounds gave motivational talks.The third component was a graduation project where students had to come up with project ideas. The second phase of the programme required students to do at least 32 hours or more of internship in civil society organisations (CSOs).Dar al Atta'a, Environment Society of Oman, Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder Association and Omani Women's Associations in Rustaq and Sur were some of the CSOs that trained the students. OOC and the Information Technology Authority also accepted these students in some departments.Almutasim Said al Sariri, corporate social responsibility manager, OOC, said, ''I believe that Qudrat initiative is first of its kind in the country. It not only helped students gain knowledge but also increased awareness on voluntary activities and the ability to understand their communities and serve them better.Nasra al Adawi, CEO of Tawasul, said, ''Through the various workshops, Tawasul has been able to achieve its goal of building capacities of Omani youths. This will help them to be active in civil work and add value to CSOs while providing civil society leaders with the right skills.''