Zain do­nates KD 30,000 for chil­dren ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign

In part­ner­ship with Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Zain, the lead­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany in Kuwait, an­nounced the do­na­tion of KD 30,000 for a cam­paign that sup­ports the ed­u­ca­tion of un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in Kuwait as part of its on­go­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian strate­gic part­ner­ship with the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety.

Chair­man of Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety Dr Hi­lal Al-Sayer wel­comed the visit of Zain Kuwait’s Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Ea­man Al-Roud­han at KRCS head­quar­ters in Shuwaikh dur­ing the do­na­tion cer­e­mony, where Zain was hon­ored as a “Hu­man­i­tar­ian Strate­gic Part­ner”.

Zain’s do­na­tion came as part of its ex­tended part­ner­ship with KRCS, which aims at en­rich­ing Zain’s con­tri­bu­tions in var­i­ous hu­man­i­tar­ian and char­i­ta­ble ef­forts and ini­tia­tives by pro­vid­ing sup­port and re­lief to those in need with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Sus­tain­able or­ga­ni­za­tion

Dur­ing the do­na­tion cer­e­mony, Ea­man Roud­han com­mented: “Our strate­gic part­ner­ship with Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety is a re­flec­tion of Zain’s core be­lief in our vi­sion into be­ing a more sus­tain­able or­ga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports hu­man­i­tar­ian and char­i­ta­ble ef­forts”.

Roud­han added: “at Zain, we strongly be­lieve that our so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity is an in­te­gral part of our work, and since ed­u­ca­tion builds na­tions, we are pleased to sup­port KRCS’s ini­tia­tive to give all chil­dren in Kuwait an equal op­por­tu­nity for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. We be­lieve in shar­ing the re­spon­si­bil­ity of sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity hand in hand with the pub­lic sec­tor”.

Roud­han con­tin­ued: “we are proud of our long line of ef­forts and con­tri­bu­tions to hu­man­i­tar­ian causes, through which we as­pire to high­light the im­por­tant role of the pri­vate sec­tor in so­cial devel­op­ment by col­lab­o­rat­ing with pub­lic en­ti­ties as well as non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions”.

Mean­while, Sayer com­mented by say­ing: “for over 50 years, KRCS worked hard to be a source of giv­ing and re­lief to all those who need it. Since the era of its founders, the so­ci­ety has been com­mit­ted to launch­ing pro­jects and ini­tia­tives that help oth­ers”.

Sayer added: “there is no doubt that the suc­cess of our pro­jects needs con­tin­u­ous sup­port to fur­ther achieve our ul­ti­mate goals of reach­ing out to those in need. Since the be­gin­ning of the year, we launched the ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign to sup­port un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in Kuwait, and up un­til now we re­ceived 13,000 reg­is­tered files and al­ready helped 2000 stu­dents. KRCS urges the good peo­ple of Kuwait to sup­port this cam­paign and help pay tu­ition fees for other chil­dren in need, since most of them are stay­ing at home be­cause they are un­able to pay school tu­ition fees”.

Equal op­por­tu­ni­ties

KRCS’s ed­u­ca­tional sup­port cam­paign aims to pro­vide equal op­por­tu­ni­ties to ed­u­cate chil­dren of low-in­come fam­i­lies who are un­able to pay school tu­ition fees. Zain also re­cently launched aware­ness mes­sages through SMS and so­cial me­dia to raise aware­ness about this cam­paign and in­form the pub­lic of the avail­able of­fi­cial do­na­tion chan­nels.

KRCS launched a num­ber of do­na­tion cam­paigns in Kuwait to sup­port un­der­priv­i­leged fam­i­lies, chil­dren, peo­ple in need of health­care, and oth­ers by pro­vid­ing ex­pen­sive med­i­cal sup­plies and medicine, fa­cil­i­tat­ing vis­its to hos­pi­tals, bear­ing the costs of school tu­ition fees, as well as se­cur­ing es­sen­tial food sup­plies.

KRCS also launched a range of ini­tia­tives and char­ity do­na­tion cam­paigns that aim at help­ing peo­ple in need out­side of Kuwait by pro­vid­ing food and med­i­cal sup­plies to the most af­fected cases of vi­o­lence in Pales­tine, Iraq, Ye­men, as well as Syr­ian refuges in Jor­dan and Le­banon. Ad­di­tion­ally, the so­ci­ety’s sup­ports cov­ers ar­eas in Africa in­clud­ing So­ma­lia, Tan­za­nia, Ethiopia, Dji­bouti and other east African coun­tries with the aim of pro­vid­ing ac­cess to water, food, se­cu­rity and health­care.

Smart screens

Zain also part­nered with KRCS and the Av­enues to launch a char­ity ini­tia­tive that sup­ported dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren through the use of smart screens. The cam­paign aimed at en­cour­ag­ing mall vis­i­tors to do­nate a small amount of money to sup­port dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren who are in need of im­me­di­ate help be­cause of war or nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. Sev­eral dig­i­tal smart screens were placed through­out the Av­enues mall and used a cre­ative so­lu­tion to at­tract and en­cour­age mall vis­i­tors to do­nate.

It is worth men­tion­ing that Zain has pre­vi­ously been awarded with the Gold Award for Ex­cel­lence in Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity from the Arab Or­ga­ni­za­tion for So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity. The com­pany spares no ef­forts in main­tain­ing its so­cial com­mit­ments and hu­man spirit through mul­ti­ple ini­tia­tives like sup­port­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian aid cam­paigns dur­ing the past tur­moil pe­riod, in which the com­pany of­fered free calls and SMS ser­vices to Pales­tine for a whole week, in ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing the op­por­tu­nity for its cus­tomers to do­nate by send­ing a free text mes­sage that is do­nated to hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the peo­ple of Gaza. In ad­di­tion, the com­pany do­nated an amount of half a mil­lion US Dol­lars that was ear­marked for food and med­i­cal sup­plies for the needy.

KUWAIT: Am­bas­sador of In­done­sia to Kuwait Tatang Budie Wama Razak hosted a re­cep­tion re­cently at Jumeirah Mes­si­lah Beach Ho­tel in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 71st An­niver­sary of In­de­pen­dence. Se­nior of­fi­cials, diplo­mats and me­dia per­sons at­tended the event.

—Pho­tos by Joseph Sha­gra

KUWAIT: KRCS Chair­man Dr Hi­lal Al-Sayer (right) presents a me­mento to Zain Kuwait’s CEO Ea­man Al-Roud­han.

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