Oore­doo or­ga­nizes 24-hour chal­lenge for Pro­tégés

To en­cour­age crit­i­cal think­ing among the par­tic­i­pants

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Oore­doo, Kuwait’s fastest network, or­ga­nized a 24-hour chal­lenge to the Pro­tégés stu­dents last week in the com­pany’s head of­fice, aimed at en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents’ crit­i­cal think­ing and team work ef­forts.

The 24-hour chal­lenge in­cluded a num­ber of pre­sen­ta­tions by Oore­doo Kuwait rep­re­sen­ta­tives from a va­ri­ety of de­part­ments, in ad­di­tion to work­shops and in­spi­ra­tional talks by guest speak­ers. The chal­lenge cul­mi­nated in a pre­sen­ta­tion pre­pared by the stu­dents demon­strat­ing their un­der­stand­ing of the tele­com mar­ket in Kuwait, where they were asked to launch a mock prod­uct with a full-fledged cam­paign.

Com­ment­ing on this ini­tia­tive, Oore­doo Kuwait’s CSR, Spon­sor­ship and So­cial Me­dia man­ager Yousef Al-Shal­lal, noted the suc­cess of the 24-hour chal­lenge, laud­ing the com­mit­ment of the stu­dents and the ded­i­ca­tion of the or­ga­niz­ers from the Pro­tégés pro­gram. “We’re al­ways seek­ing new ways to chal­lenge youth, and pro­vide them with tools that em­power them. We had a suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship with the Pro­to­ges, who em­body a num­ber of great values that we strongly be­lieve in, such as chal­leng­ing and con­nect­ing.”

He added: “The pro­gram fo­cuses on a num­ber of core values and skills such as tol­er­ance, crit­i­cal think­ing, and cre­ativ­ity, which are im­por­tant as­sets in cre­at­ing fu­ture lead­ers. It has achieved un­par­al­leled suc­cess through­out the years, and we look for­ward to meet­ing the grad­u­ates of 7th gen­er­a­tion of the Pro­tégés.”

Shal­lal also re­it­er­ated that Oore­doo is keen on sup­port­ing ini­tia­tives aimed at youth devel­op­ment, and em­pha­sized on the im­por­tance of the part­ner­ship with var­i­ous state sec­tors to ac­com­plish this tar­get. Oore­doo has re­cently an­nounced re­new­ing its spon­sor­ship of the Pro­tégés youth devel­op­ment pro­gram in its sev­enth sea­son. The unique pro­gram, which fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing and train­ing a co­hort of 25 stu­dents be­tween the ages of 16 - 24, will in­clude a trip to the Euro­pean cities of Prague and Ber­lin.

Eman Al-Rasheed, Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager of the Pro­tégés ex­pressed her pride in part­ner­ing with Oore­doo for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, which un­der­score Oore­doo’s com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing youth and pro­vid­ing them with skills that cre­ate unique lead­ers. “We look for­ward for more part­ner­ships and sup­port in cre­at­ing a more aware gen­er­a­tion of young in­no­va­tive and creative thinkers,” she added.

The Pro­tégés pro­gram was launched in 2010 to men­tor youth be­tween the age of 16 and 24 by lo­cal iconic fig­ures in dif­fer­ent fields. For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram, please visit www.the­p­ro­teges.org.

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