Duqm Re­fin­ery launches Sum­mer Pro­gramme for high achiev­ing stu­dents

Muscat Daily - - PRESS RELEASES -

Duqm Re­fin­ery in co­op­er­a­tion with the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion in Al Wusta Gov­er­norate launched a sum­mer pro­gramme for high achiev­ing stu­dents from the Al Wusta re­gion. Ten stu­dents from the wilay­ats of Haima, Al Jaser, Duqm and Ma­hout are at­tend­ing the pro­gramme over the sum­mer.

The pro­gram con­sists of 80 hours of train­ing and is planned to last for 30 days. The par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents will go through a series of in­te­grated the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal train­ing pro­grammes aimed at re­fin­ing and up­grad­ing their skills in English lan­guage, lead­er­ship and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. They will also be vis­it­ing key cities in the UK as well as par­tic­i­pate in a num­ber of af­ter school sport­ing, re­cre­ational and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties.

“This is the first time that we will be send­ing our high achiev­ing stu­dents of grades 10 and 11 abroad. There is no doubt that such an ini­tia­tive will mo­ti­vate our stu­dents to con­tinue to ex­ert fur­ther ef­forts and do more while en­hanc­ing the spirit of com­pe­ti­tion amongst our stu­dents, which would in­di­rectly con­trib­ute to the ben­e­fit of commu- ni­ties in the re­gion,” said Dr Salim bin Saeed al Mais­hani, direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion at Al Wusta Re­gion.

Duqm Re­fin­ery has im­ple­mented a num­ber of pro­grammes as part of their CSR agenda. Some of the pro- grammes in­clude the ‘Science of a Re­fin­ery’ pro­gramme tar­get­ting school stu­dents in Duqm through a series of prac­ti­cal ex- per­i­ments and in­ter­ac­tive class­room ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at mo­ti­vat­ing them to take in­ter­est in STEM sub­jects. The ‘Wadha’ ini­tia­tive is an­other ex­am­ple that was launched by Duqm Re­fin­ery in or­der to sup­port women em­pow­er­ment pro­grammes. Sim­i­larly, the ‘Marefa’ ini­tia­tive aimed at up­skilling lo­cal job seek­ers and em­ploy­ees of both pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors.

Duqm Re­fin­ery has also de­vel­oped a vol­un­tary pro­gramme called ‘Sawaed’, through which the com­pany staff can par­tic­i­pate in vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. The pro­gram is an or­gan­i­sa­tional plat­form that al­lows em­ploy­ees to use their time and ef­forts to im­ple­ment so­cial projects or to pro­vide their sup­port in a wellor­gan­ised and method­olog­i­cal ap­proach. In 2016, the Duqm Re­fin­ery achieved more than 2,000 vol­un­teer hours through var­i­ous ini­tia­tives.

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