Oore­doo cel­e­brates In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teers Day

Cel­e­bra­tion in co­op­er­a­tion with Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Oore­doo, the fastest net­work in Kuwait in 2016, cel­e­brated the In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teer Day in co­op­er­a­tion with the Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs last Mon­day evening at the Am­ri­cani Cul­tural Cen­ter. This is the first event af­ter the two en­ti­ties signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing to join ef­forts in sup­port­ing Kuwaiti youth and to sup­port the youth and their ef­forts.

The event was at­tended by a num­ber of high rank­ing of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs and the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in­clud­ing the Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah and the Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs Mishaal Al-Subaai and As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Ed­u­ca­tion Devel­op­ment and Gen­eral Man­ager of Night-time Ed­u­ca­tional Clubs, Faisal AlMaqsid. Oore­doo was rep­re­sented by Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Se­nior Di­rec­tor Mi­j­bil Alay­oub and his team.

A num­ber of dis­tin­guished en­ti­ties and vol­un­teers were awarded for their con­tri­bu­tion to vol­un­teerism through­out the year such as The Proteges, Ghaliah Tech, Ata’a Hub, Spread the Pas­sion, Ox Ad­ven­ture, Noori Char­i­ta­ble As­so­ci­a­tion, Huawei, Re­food and other en­ti­ties spe­cial­ized in vol­un­teerism. So­cial me­dia in­flu­encers were also awarded in­clud­ing Ab­dulla Al-Jasser (Abodka), Mo­hammed Mirza and a num­ber of Oore­doo em­ploy­ees such as Yousef AlHam­mar and Mishari Al-Fadhli. The event also in­cluded a round table dis­cus­sion in the area of vol­un­teerism with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Yousef Al-Shal­lal, Se­nior Man­ager Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity and Spon­sor­ships at Oore­doo Kuwait.

Com­ment­ing on the event, Mi­j­bil Alay­oub, Se­nior Di­rec­tor of Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Oore­doo Kuwait said “We’re happy to be par­tic­i­pat­ing in such an event that fo­cuses on youth and their ef­forts. Our so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity strat­egy places great em­pha­sis on youth, and we took it upon our­selves in the past to raise aware­ness about the im­por­tance of vol­un­teer­ing when we started our vol­un­teer pro­gram two years ago. The pro­gram suc­ceeded in at­tract­ing hun­dreds of young men and women in Kuwait who were ea­ger to find vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

Alay­oub added: “We have ex­pe­ri­enced this zeal and en­thu­si­asm for giv­ing and vol­un­teer­ing in our youth, and we strongly be­lieve that youth in Kuwait have big am­bi­tion, and it is our role to sup­port them. Our cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity agenda fo­cuses on sup­port­ing youth in dif­fer­ent fields, through­out the year.”

Oore­doo has pre­vi­ously launched an ex­ten­sive series of ac­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially through­out the month of Ra­madan, which in­cluded a tent des­ig­nated for giv­ing out If­tar meals for work­ers in Kuwait City. The tent was lo­cated across Oore­doo’s head of­fice in Soor Street, Kuwait City. Meals were served at the tent daily, and the dis­tri­bu­tion was op­er­ated by the vol­un­teer groups af­fil­i­ated with the Oore­doo Vol­un­teer Pro­gram.

The com­pany high­lighted its goal to en­cour­age giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity and to raise peo­ple’s aware­ness about the im­por­tance of phi­lan­thropy and char­ity. Oore­doo be­lieves that through these ex­pe­ri­ences, it will con­trib­ute to shap­ing a bet­ter gen­er­a­tion of youth, who be­lieve in giv­ing un­con­di­tion­ally and vol­un­teer­ing to cre­ate change. Prior to the event, work­shops were held last Sunday at the Ab­dulla Al-Salem Cen­ter for the Devel­op­ment of Fu­ture Lead­ers. The work­shops were or­ga­nized by Oore­doo, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Min­istry of Youth. The work­shops fo­cused on the im­por­tance of the youth in the area of vol­un­teer­ing and its vi­tal­ity for the fu­ture of our beloved Kuwait.

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