Ooredoo begins new phase in partnership with Ministry of State for Youth Affairs next week
As part of company’s ongoing commitment to supporting youth
KUWAIT: Ooredoo, Kuwait’s fastest network, announced its sponsorship for the Youth Initiative Award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes volunteer and humanitarian efforts by youth in the Arab region. The announcement came in a press conference that was held last Saturday at the JW Marriot hotel, and is organized in partnership with the Arab Media Forum. More than 860 projects from the Arab world participated in the event, which is judged by a panel that includes a number of leaders in philanthropy in the region. The sponsorship of this event comes in tandem with Ooredoo’s core values of caring, connecting and challenging.
Among the participating sponsors of the event were the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, represented by Minister Khaled AlRoudan; the Environment Public Authority, represented its manager Sheikh Abdullah Al-Humoud Al-Sabah; the Public Authority of Youth represented by its president Abrulrahman Al-Mutairi. The event was also attended by guest of honor Arab League Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Relief, Sheikha Hessa Al Thani. Speaking at the event, CEO and General Manager Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani reiterated that Ooredoo’s sponsorship comes to reiterate the company’s commitment to supporting youth in a variety of fields to enrich their experience, especially volunteerism which is a field that Ooredoo adopted even since the inception of its volunteer program, nearly four years ago.
Al Thani explained that Ooredoo’s support for youth is two-fold: through its products and services, and through its corporate social responsibility initiatives. With the regards to the products and services, Al Thani explained that Ooredoo’s products and services are tailored specially to cater for the needs of youth and entrepreneurs. This is especially apparent in Ooredoo’s participation in launching the Kuwait Business Center earlier this year, which
Company to sponsor Youth Initiative Award
is a government entity established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that is dedicated to streamlining the process of business licensing for microenterprises in Kuwait. Ooredoo’s packages and bundles provide comprehensive solutions at competitive prices, aimed at propelling entrepreneurs towards success, especially in an age where the internet and communication play a major role in all businesses.
Regarding the company’s corporate social responsibility portfolio, CEO Al Thani noted, “We are proud to be among the first companies to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, extending our support to the governmental entity that dedicates its time and effort to create a better environment for youth across Kuwait. We’re proud to say that our sustainable Ooredoo Volunteer Program is a testament to our commitment when it comes to supporting youth, especially in the field of volunteer work.”
(From left) Mejbel Al-Ayoub, Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, Fahad Al-Me’jel, Abrulrahman Al-Mutairi and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Humoud Al-Sabah pose with volunteers.
A voluntary team is honored by Ooredoo during the event.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani