KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company – has renewed its partnership agreement with INJAZ-Kuwait – an NGO that aims to drive community service through professional volunteering engagement with youth. As per the agreement, 1000 students will be trained by KIPCO Group volunteers over the course of two academic years.
Volunteers from across the KIPCO Group will be taking time out of their work schedules to deliver INJAZ programs to middle school, high school and university students in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The programs will commence with the start of the academic year in September 2018, and continue through to June 2020.
Ms Laila Hilal Al Mutairi, Chief Executive Officer of INJAZ-Kuwait said:
“We are proud to work closely with KIPCO, a treasured supporter of INJAZ’s mission. KIPCO Group’s backing has helped us empower the youth of Kuwait and has been a testament to the power of partnerships. The number of volunteers who represented KIPCO in the various activities we have conducted, and the time and effort they have put in to mentor students, reaffirms INJAZ’s stance in investing in Kuwait’s future by educating youth and raising awareness about the importance of building an entrepreneurial culture.”
Ms Eman Al Awadhi, KIPCO’s Group Communications Director said:
“We are delighted to renew our partnership with INJAZ-Kuwait for another two academic years. Our previous collaboration has allowed our volunteers the opportunity to work directly with students, and give them insight on their future career options. We look forward to further enhance the volunteering culture within our Group companies, as our professionals share their knowledge and expertise with younger people in our community.”
KIPCO first partnered with INJAZ-Kuwait in June 2016, to train 1000 students over the course of two academic years. More than 30 volunteers were recruited from KIPCO, Burgan Bank, Gulf Insurance Group, OSN, United Real Estate, Qurain Petrochemical Industries and KAMCO Investment Company for this initiative.