KIB supports students at College of Engineering and Petroleum
As part of its leading social responsibility program, and its continued moral and financial support of youth and education focused initiatives, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) recently sponsored a number of graduation projects developed by students from the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University, who are taking part in the University’s annual Engineering Design Exhibition.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Nawaf Najia, Manager of the Corporate Communications Unit at KIB, said: “Supporting engineering students at Kuwait University and sponsoring their graduation projects every year comes in line with our encompassing program of initiatives specifically targeting the youth population. KIB is a keen advocate of youth across Kuwait, and we are heavily invested in supporting their ideas, fostering their creativity and adopting many of their projects - as we adamantly believe these ideas and projects are a key element that will ensure a bigger and brighter future for our country.”
This year, KIB selected a number of graduation projects from the College of Engineering and Petroleum. One the projects selected was the “Production of Benzene” project, spearheaded by engineering students Abrar Al-Kandari, Fajer Al-Hajri, Mariam Huneidi, Munira Al-Hajri, and Shahad Al-Enezi. The project focuses on the re-manufacturing of gasoline to produce various products including aromatic compounds, rubber, plastic, nylon and so on. The second project was the “Eco-Friendly Walking Path”, a project developed by engineering students Sarah Al-Jabri, Shouq Al-Sharie, Kolthoum Al-Najdi, Dana Al-Dabassi, and Hadeel Al-Azemy. The project aims to create a pollution free walking area, providing the community with a healthy venue for them to exercise and get some physical activity. In an effort to promote eco-friendly practices, the flooring of the walking pathway is constructed from a new compound created using solid waste matter.
KIB’s sponsorship also included the “Self-Erasing Board” project, which was developed by engineering students Ahmed Al-Mutairi, Abdelaziz Al-Hassan, Ali Al-Oun, and Mohammed Al-Batny. The project focuses on designing a smart board for classrooms featuring two quick and automated erasing systems - the first to erase the whole board and the second to erase select sections of it only. The project aims to develop the learning process and use modern technologies to help educators and ease their burdens. Additionally, “My Zone” was one the projects chosen this year by KIB. Developed by students Hanan Al-Harby, Sarah AlKhudr, Sheikha Al-Hashash and Nada AlEissa, “My Zone” revolves around the idea of designing smart desk which features a wireless charger, a pad for heating and cooling beverages, and a touch screen. All these smart features can easily be controlled via a smart phone application. The smart desk also contains drawers that are opened and locked using a fingerprint, to ensure maximum privacy.
Najia concluded by saying that KIB is always keen on interacting closely with the youth in Kuwait, and keeping an ongoing open dialogue with them. Additionally, the Bank has developed a number of products and services specifically designed to suit their modern lifestyles, including the Shabab Al-Dawli Account, which provides saving and investing capabilities simultaneously.