Oore­doo par­tic­i­pates in Hu­man­i­tar­ian Con­nec­tiv­ity Char­ter

GSMA or­ga­nizes event in Am­man

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

KUWAIT: Oore­doo, Kuwait’s fastest net­work for 2016, par­tic­i­pated in the Hu­man­ity Con­nec­tiv­ity Char­ter or­ga­nized by the GSMA in Am­man, Jor­dan last week. The in­dus­try-wide ini­tia­tive is geared at demon­strat­ing the com­mit­ment of the mo­bile in­dus­try to sup­port­ing cus­tomers and re­spon­ders be­fore and dur­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian emer­gen­cies. Through the Char­ter, mo­bile net­work op­er­a­tors (MNOs) will com­mit to a com­mon set of prin­ci­ples and work to­wards the adop­tion of ini­tia­tives fo­cused on hu­man­i­tar­ian con­nec­tiv­ity. The aim of this ini­tia­tive is to cre­ate a more co­or­di­nated and pre­dictable re­sponse to dis­as­ters.

Oore­doo Kuwait has won na­tion­wide recog­ni­tion in re­cent years for adopt­ing a pol­icy that re­flects the Oore­doo Group val­ues of car­ing, con­nect­ing and chal­leng­ing, where it won an award in 2015 by the Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs for be­ing the only pri­vate sec­tor com­pany sup­port­ing vol­un­teerism in Kuwait.

Oore­doo Kuwait was rep­re­sented by the CSR and Spon­sor­ship man­ager Sarah AlQa­bandi, who dis­cussed the achieve­ments of Oore­doo Kuwait and its ex­pe­ri­ence in work­ing with non-profit pri­vate and govern­ment en­ti­ties. AlQa­bandi show­cased the dif­fer­ent projects Oore­doo com­mit­ted it­self to, in terms of em­pow­er­ing women, youth and en­trepreneurs.

Oore­doo launched its vol­un­teer pro­gram in 2015, giv­ing vol­un­teers the op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive ex­ten­sive train­ing in all fields re­lated to vol­un­teer work, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Spread the Pas­sion non-govern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion. Ear­lier this year, Oore­doo dis­trib­uted more than 17,000 if­tar meals dur­ing the Holy Month of Ra­madan through a dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter out­side its head of­fice and in its if­tar tent. The tent was fully op­er­ated by the vol­un­teers. In ad­di­tion to the If­tar dis­tri­bu­tion drive, Oore­doo is con­duct­ing sev­eral char­i­ta­ble events, such as vis­its to nurs­ing homes, or­phan­ages and pa­tients at dif­fer­ent hos­pi­tals across Kuwait.

Oore­doo’s op­er­a­tions in Kuwait date back to De­cem­ber 1999 when it launched wire­less ser­vices as the sec­ond op­er­a­tor. The com­pany to­day pro­vides mo­bile, broad­band in­ter­net and cor­po­rate man­aged ser­vices tai­lored to the needs of cus­tomers and busi­nesses. Oore­doo is guided by its vi­sion of en­rich­ing peo­ple’s lives and its be­lief that it can stim­u­late hu­man growth by lever­ag­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions to help peo­ple achieve their full po­ten­tial.

AM­MAN: Sarah Al-Qa­bandi speaks at the char­ter.

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