Oore­doo em­pow­ers 553 women through its Spring­board Pro­gramme

Muscat Daily - - PRESS RELEASES -

Un­der the pa­tron­age of H E Ahmed bin Ab­dul­lah bin Mo­hammed al Shihi, Min­is­ter of Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and Wa­ter Re­sources, Oore­doo cel­e­brated the grad­u­a­tion of 130 fe­male pub­lic sec­tor em­ploy­ees from the Spring­board Pro­gramme in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Bri­tish Coun­cil.

At­tended by mem­bers of the Oore­doo man­age­ment team and dig­ni­taries from the Min­istry of the Civil Ser­vice, the par­tic­i­pants were hon­oured as Wave 5 of the pro­gramme came to a con­clu­sion, rais­ing the to­tal num­ber of grad­u­ates to 553 since 2016. De­vel­oped by women for women of all ages and back­grounds, the pro­gramme con­tin­ues to trans­late an MoU signed be­tween Oore­doo, the Min­istry of Civil Ser­vice and the Bri­tish Coun­cil, to drive fe­male em­pow­er­ment into ac­tion.

Dur­ing the in­ten­sive course, women from mul­ti­ple gov­ern­ment agen­cies and min­istries across Oman re­ceived es­sen­tial skills train­ing and ap­plied them to an ex­cit­ing project de­vel­op­ment course. True to its po­si­tion as the sul­tanate’s dig­i­tal part­ner, Oore­doo tasked par­tic­i­pants to cre­ate a project un­der the theme ‘dig­i­tal’ with the top six selected to be show­cased on grad­u­a­tion day.

An ex­pert com­mit­tee of judges were on hand to as­sess each project, choos­ing three as win­ners. The cel­e­bra­tory event was brought to a close with H E Shihi join­ing Oore­doo CEO Ian Dench and mem­bers of Oore­doo’s se­nior man­age­ment team in re­ward­ing the top three teams for their suc­cess­ful ef­forts.

Raed Da­wood, di­rec­tor of Gov­ern­ment Re­la­tions and Cor­po­rate Af­fairs, said, “Since the in­cep­tion of the award-win­ning and crit­i­cally ac­claimed Spring­board Pro­gramme, par­tic­i­pants from all over the world have re­ported ex­cit­ing changes in their lives, greater con­fi­dence and the skillsets to move for­ward pro­fes­sion­ally. These grad­u­ates are no ex­cep­tion and are now in a strong po­si­tion to cre­ate their own busi­nesses and con­tinue achiev­ing in ev­ery as­pect of their lives.”

To date, Spring­board has been in­tro­duced to over 175,000 women in over 22 coun­tries, em­pow­er­ing them to har­ness their talents and live hap­pier lives.

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