Al-Sayer part­ners with CSR for first Kids Fes­ti­val

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As part of its CSR com­mit­ment Al-Sayer Group Hold­ing part­nered for the 1st Kids Fes­ti­val on the oc­ca­sion of Univer­sal Chil­dren’s Day in as­so­ci­a­tion with UNICEF, spon­sor­ing a booth for Al Kharafi Ac­tiv­ity Kids Cen­ter (AKAKC) Sanad Kuwaiti Foundation for chil­dren with spe­cial needs. The event was at­tended by His Ex­cel­lency Sheikh Mo­hammed Al-Ab­dul­lah Al-Sabah Min­is­ter of State for Cabi­net Af­fairs Kuwait, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Kuwait So­cial de­vel­op­ment Of­fice, UNICEF del­e­gates, Zainab ToemiBen­jlon rep­re­sen­ta­tive from United Na­tions, Al-Sayer COO Bengt Kurt Schultz, DGM Cor­po­rate Ex­cel­lence Ne­had AlHaj Ali, and Cor­po­rate Ex­cel­lence Team.

Dur­ing in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony, His Ex­cel­lency Sheikh Mo­hammed Al-Ab­dul­lah Al-Sabah Min­is­ter of State for Cabi­net Af­fairs Kuwait hon­ored Al Sayer Group Hold­ing and ap­plauded the self­less stand to sup­port a dis­abil­ity school and UN rep­re­sen­ta­tive Zainab ToemiBen­jlon, and UNICEF del­e­gates ap­pre­ci­ated the Al-Sayer Group’s ap­proach to pro­mote spe­cial needs school, cre­at­ing aware­ness on the rights of chil­dren.

Ac­cord­ing to Bengt Kurt Schultz, COO Al-Sayer Group Hold­ing “Al-Sayer busi­ness is deeply con­nected with the sus­tain­abil­ity vi­sion. Our sus­tain­abil­ity thoughts en­cour­age us to spread aware­ness and build sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards the so­ci­ety we en­gage with. Such in­ter­na­tional ini­tia­tives to pro­mote so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ex­cites our team, cus­tomers and com­mu­ni­ties to par­tic­i­pate whole­heart­edly. We be­lieve ev­ery day is a chance to be bet­ter, demon­strated through our val­ues and ac­tions as an or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

The vi­brant and jovial event con­ducted at The Av­enues Mall at­tracted walk-ins of 10,000+ visi­tors in­clud­ing high ranked per­son­al­i­ties, chil­dren, par­ents along with par­tic­i­pa­tion from Kuwait So­cial De­vel­op­ment Of­fice, Kuwait Na­tional Child Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram, Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety and Cor­po­rates to pro­mote UNICEF’s child right mes­sage. Eng Ne­had AlHaj Ali DGM Cor­po­rate Ex­cel­lence men­tioned “We are proud to part­ner for such move­ment, cre­at­ing aware­ness on the need of devel­op­ing chil­dren with spe­cial needs, to show their tal­ents and to en­sure they re­ceive equal at­ten­tion and care from the so­ci­ety.”

AKAKC per­formed live ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing mak­ing hand­i­crafts, paint­ing on bags and wooden boxes, weav­ing of shawls and craft­ing or­na­ments and dis­playthem for sale en­abling bet­ter en­gage­ment. This en­cour­aged visi­tors to ex­plore­ser­vices about the school high­light­ing the cal­iber of spe­cial needs chil­dren. AKAKC ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded en­ter­tain­ment, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and train­ing ser­vices for the spe­cial need child from ages 4 to 13. Kids ex­pressed their joy re­ceiv­ing com­pli­ments in­clud­ing pack of draw­ing kits, honey for win­ter sea­son and pre­loaded Magic Planet game cards and en­cour­aged them to de­velop em­pa­thy to­wards dis­abled as well as raise so­cial aware­ness to build a promis­ing young gen­er­a­tion to sup­port the Al-Sayer Ini­tia­tives.

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