Ooredoo organizes 24-hour challenge for Protégés
To encourage critical thinking among the participants
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.