Barakat Foods Company cleans up Sulaibikhat Beach with K’S PATH
Barakat Foods Company has recently teamed up with the Kuwait Society for the Protection of Animals and their Habitat (K’S PATH) to spearhead a campaign aiming to clean up Kuwait’s beaches. This team initiative was keenly adopted by the company’s staff, who collaborated with the personnel at K’S PATH, to initiate efforts aimed at conducting a cleanup of Sulaibikhat beach.
The first cleanup at Sulaibikhat beach saw 45 employees from Barakat Foods collect 850kg terrestrial marine waste in 2 hours across 160 bags. The removal of waste including tires, driftwood and discarded bedding from this fragile marine habitat is aimed at protecting Kuwait’s biodiversity and making the environment and beaches cleaner and healthier for the community. Barakat Foods also joined K’S PATH’s anniversary beach clean-up held in late September and is currently planning another clean-up to be held in spring 2017.
Barakat Foods has been a constant participant in various annual events and voluntary activities, as well as local and national campaigns. One of its most recent efforts in this domain involved the national campaign for cancer awareness earlier this year, which was instigated via the distribution of leaflets at company business units in various branches and outlets. This is in addition to taking part in other activities such as blood donations, annual walkathons to combat diabetes and numerous other events and campaigns.
Thanking Barakat Foods for their support, K’S PATH Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Sheikha Fatima Al Sabah says, “It is encouraging to see companies like Barakat Foods care for the environment. Our beach clean-ups together show that we can make a real difference in protecting Kuwait’s environment. A few hours efforts goes a long way and sets an example for the community. We look forward to more community activities with Barakat Foods employees.”
Worth noting is that Barakat Foods Co has signed an initiative with K’S PATH calling for the participation in activities promoting voluntary work and social citizenship. These include beach cleanups, animal safety workshops, caring for some of the society’s animals, together with other initiatives pertaining to social development; while contributing as necessary to make the campaign a success.