Gulf Bank sponsors first AMIDEAST International Education Week seminar
KUWAIT: Gulf Bank is pleased to have sponsored the first International Education Week seminar event by AMIDEAST, which was held on 15 November 2016 at the Marina Crescent Hotel in Salmiya. The seminar, entitled “Educational, Entrepreneurial and Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Empowerment”, aimed at enabling representatives from different youth institutions to identify available opportunities and options for Kuwaiti youth to enhance their skills and achieve more for themselves, their families, and their community. Laila Al-Qatami, Assistant General Manager for Corporate Communications, at Gulf Bank said: “At Gulf Bank, our Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR) is committed to sponsoring events that give back to Kuwait and society. One of our main CSR pillars is to support events that empower our Kuwaiti youth, and in particular, educational and entrepreneurial programs. We believe that by investing in these youth programs, we are contributing to building and developing human capital for our future. As such, we believe that this seminar was beneficial to the participants for the betterment of their futures and to better serve Kuwait.”
The seminar was open to the public and hosted over 150 guests comprised of students and professionals from various fields and backgrounds. Amongst the other entities and institutions that took part of this event were: the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, US Embassy, KAFO (Kuwait’s Achievers for Future Opportunities), LOYAC, INJAZ, AIESEC (Activating the Leadership Potential of Young People), Spread the Passion, The ProtÈgÈs, Let’s Help Kuwait, The Training Gate, in addition to youth alumni who have graduated from US State Department-funded programs.
AMIDEAST is leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the MENA region. AMIDEAST established operations in Kuwait in 1992, and has since offered educational opportunities to over 50,000 students.