Al­ghanim In­dus­tries spon­sors NUKS-USA ori­en­ta­tion event

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Al­ghanim In­dus­tries, one of the largest pri­vate com­pa­nies in the re­gion, spon­sored the an­nual NUKS-USA’s ori­en­ta­tion event, which took place at the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional fair­grounds in Mishref on Mon­day 17 July, 2017. Over 1,350 stu­dents, who will fly to the United States this fall to be­gin their col­lege stud­ies, were in at­ten­dance. The event was held un­der the pa­tron­age of Dr Mo­hammed Al-Fares, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion of the State of Kuwait and at­tended by the Am­bas­sador of the United States of Amer­ica to the State of Kuwait, Lawrence Sil­ver­man, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Al­ghanim In­dus­tries. This spon­sor­ship is part of Al­ghanim In­dus­tries com­mit­ment in sup­port­ing the Na­tional Union of Kuwaiti Stu­dents (NUKS) USA branch for the aca­demic year 2017/18.

Speak­ing to the at­ten­dees, Am­bas­sador Lawrence Sil­ver­man said: “If I had one mes­sage, it is one my par­ents gave me when I went off to uni­ver­sity, and one that I passed to my chil­dren as they be­gan their higher ed­u­ca­tion: Your suc­cess is ex­actly that - yours. You will suc­ceed in the United States be­cause you went to class, you stud­ied hard, and you re­mained a stu­dent in good stand­ing, all while en­joy­ing ev­ery­thing that Amer­i­can col­lege life has to of­fer. This year, al­most 1,500 Kuwaiti stu­dents have cho­sen to study in the United States. En­abled by the gen­er­ous sup­port of the Kuwaiti gov­ern­ment, more stu­dents choose to study in the United States than in any other coun­try. Let me re­it­er­ate that the United States wel­comes stu­dents from Kuwait and want to see more of you study­ing in the US.”

Chief Hu­man Re­sources Of­fi­cer at Al­ghanim In­dus­tries, Ge­orge Lam­bros, com­mented on the com­pany’s spon­sor­ship, say­ing: “We are al­ways pleased to par­tic­i­pate in events that help sup­port tal­ented Kuwaiti stu­dents plan­ning to pur­sue higher ed­u­ca­tion abroad. Rep­re­sent­ing Al­ghanim In­dus­tries at events that cater to Kuwaiti youth is a great op­por­tu­nity to tell them about our com­pany and all the dif­fer­ent op­por­tu­ni­ties we have to of­fer. We look for­ward to part­ner­ing with NUKS-USA in other fu­ture ini­tia­tives to sup­port Kuwaiti stu­dents study­ing in the U.S., and to pro­vid­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for Kuwaiti grad­u­ates at Al­ghanim In­dus­tries.”

Al­ghanim In­dus­tries also sup­ported the event through its di­verse busi­nesses through a draw with gifts from X-cite by Al­ghanim Elec­tron­ics and food and bev­er­ages from Costa Cof­fee, served through­out the event. Al­ghanim In­dus­tries has spon­sored many ac­tiv­i­ties of the Na­tional Union of Kuwaiti Stu­dents (NUKS) - USA branch in re­cent years, in­clud­ing the an­nual con­fer­ence held in the United States which is the largest gath­er­ing of Kuwaitis out­side of Kuwait. This ini­tia­tive comes as part of Al­ghanim In­dus­tries’ Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) pro­gram, which is com­mit­ted to em­pow­er­ing the un­der­priv­i­leged, sup­port­ing ed­u­ca­tion and en­cour­ag­ing en­trepreneur­ship.

It is also worth not­ing that the com­pany was a Strate­gic Spon­sor for the fifth an­nual Tm­keen Youth Sym­po­sium, an ini­tia­tive that pro­vides youth with valu­able in­sights about en­trepreneur­ship from in­dus­try lead­ers, aca­demics and ex­perts, and was held un­der the pa­tron­age of the Amir, HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Sabah. It is also the largest sup­porter for INJAZ-Kuwait, as it en­cour­ages its em­ploy­ees to vol­un­teer reg­u­larly in INJAZ’s dif­fer­ent pro­grams. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a plat­inum spon­sor of “ArabNet Con­fer­ence” and pro­vid­ing free event tick­ets to 100 uni­ver­sity stu­dents in Kuwait. The com­pany also re­cently en­tered a part­ner­ship with the UNHCR, sign­ing a MoU through which Al­ghanim In­dus­tries will sup­port the ed­u­ca­tion of Syr­ian refugee chil­dren in Le­banon.

KUWAIT: Gen­eral Di­rec­tor of the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Ap­plied Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (PAAET) Dr Ah­mad Al-Athari re­cently vis­ited Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait’s (ABK) head of­fice, where he thanked bank of­fi­cials for sup­port­ing PAAET ac­tiv­i­ties that were held in re­cent months.

One of the draw win­ners re­ceives his gift.

KUWAIT: US Am­bas­sador to Kuwait Lawrence Sil­ver­man gives his open­ing re­marks.

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