Kuwaiti firms cover ed­u­ca­tional costs of low-in­come chil­dren

Al-Ghanim In­dus­tries play­ing pi­o­neer­ing role

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwaiti pri­vate com­pa­nies and con­glom­er­ates, namely Al-Ghanim In­dus­tries, are cov­er­ing teach­ing costs for thou­sands of chil­dren of cash-strapped fam­i­lies, de­pict­ing the deeply-en­grained com­pas­sion for the needy among the cit­i­zens.

Al-Ghanim In­dus­tries Board Chair­man, Qu­taiba Yousef Al-Ghanim, af­firmed in a state­ment ne­ces­sity of aid­ing chil­dren of the low­in­come fam­i­lies and en­cour­age par­ents to en­roll their kids at schools to con­trib­ute to shap­ing up the coun­try’s fu­ture.

Al-Ghanim In­dus­tries, along with a num­ber of other pri­vate com­pa­nies, have been reg­u­larly grant­ing fi­nan­cial aid to Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, which in turn, ar­ranges fi­nan­cial pay­ments to th­ese fam­i­lies to en­sure that their chil­dren are reg­is­tered at schools and col­leges.

The Red Cres­cent’s lat­est en­deavor at this level was the cam­paign, “at-hum forsa” (give them a chance), where up to 13,000 chil­dren were reg­is­tered as ap­pli­cants for fi­nan­cial aid. So far, the KRCS has man­aged to pay scholas­tic teach­ing costs for 2,000 reg­is­tered ones, said the so­ci­ety chair­man, Dr. Hi­lal Al-Sayer, who held a meet­ing with Qu­taiba Al-Ghanim, on Thurs­day, as part of the co­or­di­na­tion for aid­ing the needy Kuwaiti ju­niors. Such aid granted by the pri­vate sec­tor, namely Al-Ghanim In­dus­tries, greatly con­trib­utes to cov­er­ing scholas­tic costs for th­ese cit­i­zens, he said. Kuwait is renowned among na­tions of the globe for aid­ing the needy at the lo­cal and ex­ter­nal lev­els.

The KRCS, in ad­di­tion to its lo­cal phil­an­thropic ef­forts, is also in­volved in on­go­ing cam­paigns to re­lieve crises-stricken peo­ples abroad. The Kuwaiti re­lief aid has reached Syr­ian refugees, Iraqis and Ye­me­nis, among other na­tions. —KUNA

KUWAIT: Chair­man of Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) Hi­lal Al-Sayer meets with Al-Ghanim In­dus­tries Board Chair­man, Qu­taiba Yousef AlGhanim.

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