Zain vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pate in trip to aid Syr­ian refugees

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Zain, the lead­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany in Kuwait, an­nounced that its vol­un­teer­ing team par­tic­i­pated in a hu­man­i­tar­ian visit to Syr­ian refugees and dis­placed fam­i­lies in North­ern and South­ern Le­banon as well as Be­qaa Gover­norate. The trip came as part of Zain’s on­go­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian strate­gic part­ner­ship with the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety.

Zain par­tic­i­pated in this hu­man­i­tar­ian trip as part of its Cor­po­rate Sus­tain­abil­ity and So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity strat­egy, un­der which comes its ex­tended part­ner­ship with KRCS with the aim of en­rich­ing Zain’s con­tri­bu­tions in var­i­ous hu­man­i­tar­ian and char­i­ta­ble ef­forts and ini­tia­tives in­side and out­side of Kuwait.

Zain’s team, con­sist­ing of em­ploy­ees who vol­un­teered for this trip, trav­eled to Le­banon with an of­fi­cial KRCS del­e­ga­tion, through which they vis­ited mul­ti­ple KRCS-sup­ported des­ti­na­tions to of­fer aid and sup­port. The trip in­cluded a visit to the Le­banese Bak­eries project where bread is baked and dis­trib­uted to 1000 dis­placed fam­i­lies daily. The team also vis­ited Dar Al Zahra Hos­pi­tal, which spe­cial­izes in pros­thetic parts where aid is pro­vided to in­jured in­di­vid­u­als.

The trip also in­cluded a visit to Orange Nas­sau, a govern­men­tal hos­pi­tal that spe­cial­izes in Dial­y­sis and of­fers treat­ment to refugees and dis­placed fam­i­lies on a daily ba­sis. Ad­di­tion­ally, the trip in­cluded a field visit to sev­eral camps where win­ter clothes and essen­tials were dis­trib­uted to refugees and an en­ter­tain­ment event was held for chil­dren and fam­i­lies.

Zain’s vol­un­teers also vis­ited a wa­ter plant and dis­trib­uted wa­ter to the fam­i­lies, and vis­ited the ther­mal in­su­la­tion project where they helped in­stalling ther­mal in­su­la­tors on tents in the refugee camps. The team also dis­trib­uted aid re­lief kits on five dif­fer­ent camps.

As part of Zain’s part­ner­ship with KRCS, the com­pany re­cently do­nated KD 30,000 for a cam­paign that sup­ports the ed­u­ca­tion of un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in Kuwait. The 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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