KIB empowers youth by sponsoring student projects at the College of Engineering and Petroleum

The Bank aimed at supporting students who are taking part in the University's 37th Engineering Design Exhibition

KIB empowers youth by sponsoring student projects at the College of Engineering and Petroleum

Kuwait: As part of its impactful social responsibility program aimed at empowering youth, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) recently sponsored a number of graduation projects for students from the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University. The Bank aimed at supporting students who are taking part in the University’s 37th Engineering Design Exhibition.

Among the projects sponsored by KIB was ‘Sulfur with Rubberized Concrete’, which was spearheaded by students Shooq Murad, Sarah AlMohaydeb, Danah Rashed, and Munnera Alhajri. The project focuses on solving two issues, namely: the significant increase in polymeric waste in Kuwait due to the high annual consumption of tires which can be recycled to be used in concrete, as well as the large amounts of sulfur as a byproduct of the petroleum refining process, which must be studied for use in concrete. The Bank also sponsored ‘AC Boiler’ which was developed by students Ahmed Alkandari, Sulaiman Alkandari, Abdulaziz Albehairi, and Abdulrahman Alrubah. The project aims at developing a portable device for heating and cooling to be used in areas off the grid, providing air conditioning, warm and cold water using cheap thermoelectric techniques that require less energy.

Additionally, KIB sponsored ‘Kiddie Ride’ which was spearheaded by students Zainab Al-Failakawi, Maysarah Al-Shammari, Retaj Nader, and Aisha Omar. ‘Kiddie Ride’ aims at creating a children’s ride in the form of a one-seater car, allowing children to enjoy different movements at once. Moreover, the Bank sponsored ‘Plastic Road’ which was led by Maryam Almehjan, Sarah Alateej, Reema Alnajjar, and Dalal Maarouf. The project aims at examining the effect of adding recycled plastic bottles to the bituminous mix; especially type 2 which is the binder layer. In this project, different percentages of bitumen will be replaced with plastic to achieve optimal performance.

On his part, Senior Manager of the Corporate Communications Unit at KIB, Nawaf Najia said: “We remain committed to empowering youth, stemming from our role as a banking institution that supports this segment by engaging directly with them across various activities and supporting their ideas whenever possible. As a cornerstone of our social responsibility program, we believe in the importance of equipping youth with knowledge, as they are key drivers of the nation’s future.”

Najia also pointed out that, every year, KIB selects a number of stand-out projects to sponsor; thereby encouraging students to deliver more innovative ideas in the future. He also added that the Bank annually sponsors graduation projects for the Engineering Design Exhibition, as part of its ongoing community initiatives to support students and youth.

It is worth noting that KIB always strives to positively impact the local community to which it belongs. Accordingly, the Bank aims at strengthening its role in the community through participating in and supporting many events that serve diverse segments and develop all members of the community.

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