Zain donates KD 30,000 for children education campaign
In partnership with Kuwait Red Crescent Society
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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—Photos by Joseph Shagra
KUWAIT: KRCS Chairman Dr Hilal Al-Sayer (right) presents a memento to Zain Kuwait’s CEO Eaman Al-Roudhan.