Thirty-seven volunteers from the KIPCO Group trained 530 students in 14 training programs during the academic year 2016-2017. The initiative is part of a two-year partnership between KIPCO and INJAZ-Kuwait to train 1000 students by June 2018. Supported by the managements of their companies, employees from KIPCO, Burgan Bank, Gulf Insurance Group, OSN, United Real Estate Company, Qurain Petrochemical Industries and KAMCO Investment Company volunteered their time to work closely with students in public and private middle schools, high schools and universities on topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation and career success.
Ms Rana Al Nibari, Chief Executive Officer of INJAZ-Kuwait said:
“The programs we provide at INJAZ-Kuwait provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to ensure their success in the business world. Our responsibilities include offering them the opportunity to meet with different groups of students and exposing them to diverse ideologies, in order to enrich their experience and enhance their understanding of what makes a business succeed or fail.”
Ms Eman Al Awadhi, KIPCO’s Group Communications Director said:
“We are delighted to be working with INJAZ-Kuwait to build a culture of volunteering within KIPCO Group, driven by our interest in empowering young people and enhancing their skills to ensure career success and the pursuit of entrepreneurship. Our volunteers found the experience very rewarding, and they are eager to volunteer again in the coming academic year. This initiative has also been an opportunity for us to introduce to students the different roles they can pursue in their careers and the many business sectors they join.”
“We would like to thank the INJAZ-Kuwait team for the great effort they are exerting to drive youth engagement. On behalf of KIPCO, we also thank all the volunteers for taking the time to prepare of these programs and deliver them with passion, setting role models for our promising younger generation.”
The KIPCO Group is one of the biggest holding companies in the Middle East and North Africa, with consolidated assets of US$ 32.7 billion as at 31 December 2016. The Group has significant ownership interests in over 60 companies operating across 24 countries. The group’s main business sectors are financial services, media, real estate and manufacturing. Through its core companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, KIPCO also has interests in the education and medical sectors.
INJAZ-Kuwait is a private-sector driven non-profit NGO that works on developing and building business and entrepreneurial skills of Kuwait’s youth.
Founded in 2005, INJAZ-Kuwait (INJAZ) is a non-profit (NPO), non-governmental organization (NGO) driven by Kuwait’s private sector. Through strategic partnerships with Kuwait’s business and education sectors, and with the help of qualified and dedicated volunteers, INJAZ delivers educational programs on entrepreneurial and leadership skills aimed at inspiring and educating future generations. Since 2005, INJAZ-Kuwait has reached over 50,000 students from more 80 educational institutions, thanks to more than 4000 volunteers—and growing. INJAZ-Kuwait connects corporate volunteers to mentor youth through programs. Volunteers undergo orientation and training before they embark on their mentoring experience to enhance their readiness as well as performance during mentoring sessions to inspire the youth.
For more information:
INJAZ-Kuwait website: http://injaz-kuwait.org/en/
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