Oil and Gas - - OMAN NEWS -

As part of Pe­tro­leum De­vel­op­ment of Oman’s (PDO’s) ef­forts to sup­port ed­u­ca­tional ini­tia­tives across the Sul­tanate, the com­pany has given 30 com­put­ers to the newly es­tab­lished com­puter lab at Al Nadwa Pub­lic Li­brary lo­cated in Bahla in Ad Dakhiliyah Gover­norate.

The do­na­tion will al­low more users to fur­ther en­hance their knowl­edge through re­search in the li­brary, which won the Sul­tan Qa­boos Award for Vol­un­tary Work in 2012. The li­brary is al­ready home to the first “PDO

Cor­ner” which was es­tab­lished in

2017, where in­for­ma­tion about the com­pany and the oil and gas in­dus­try can be found. PDO is also spon­sor­ing a sum­mer pro­gramme at Bahla Sports Club en­ti­tled “Saifi Ghair” for the sec­ond time in a row. The Saifi Ghair sum­mer pro­gramme aims to boost the knowl­edge and skills of school stu­dents.

This year, the pro­gramme will tar­get 120 young male and fe­male stu­dents from class 10 to 12 by pro­vid­ing vo­ca­tional train­ing in elec­tron­ics, pipe fit­ting and air con­di­tion­ing (AC) main­te­nance, and dec­o­rat­ing and cook­ery skills.

All stu­dents will also un­dergo a ba­sic English course to en­hance their lan­guage skills.

PDO’s Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager, Mo­hammed al-Gha­reebi said, “PDO is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties with tar­geted so­cial in­vest­ments to ad­dress spe­cific needs that add value to the com­mu­ni­ties’ day to day lives. We have no doubt that the do­nated com­put­ers and the youth sum­mer train­ing pro­gramme will have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the PC users and trainees alike.”

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