[via Kuwait Times]
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately-owned companies in the region, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and Arab Open University (AOU) to provide underprivileged youth access to higher education, enabling them to expand their career opportunities in the future. The Education Fund is currently supporting 25 students pursuing higher education at the Arab Open University. The students were nominated and awarded through a competitive selection process led by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society.
The three entities announced the launch of the fund during a joint signing ceremony at the Arab Open University campus in Ardiya, Kuwait on Monday, 29 April 2019. It was attended by Chairman of Alghanim Industries Kutayba Y Alghanim, Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Arab Open University, Professor Naif Al Mutairi.
Commenting on the launch of this fund, Kutayba Y Alghanim, Chairman of Alghanim Industries said: “We are honored to collaborate with our partners in the Kuwait Red Crescent Society and the Arab Open University, with whom we share our commitment to give back to our community.”
He added: “Education is an essential human right that can have a truly transformative effect – it can unlock new career paths and create new opportunities. We are certain that providing access to higher education will help our youth find rewarding professional opportunities, positively impacting both their lives and that of their families.”
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This article was published on May 8, 2019