Barakat Foods Com­pany cleans up Su­laibikhat Beach with K’S PATH

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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.

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