Fawzy Althunayan, Gulf Bank’s General Manager of Board Affairs
Gulf Bank today announced its partnership with INJAZ Kuwait for the year 2013. The partnership involves strategic support from the Bank on three key INJAZ programs; Innovation Camp, Job Shadow Day, and More Than Money. Gulf Bank’s partnership is in line with its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility strategy which focuses on encouraging the talents of the next generation of Kuwaiti youth.
The Bank is supporting INJAZ programs that give students of INJAZ a firm understanding of the business world. Each of the three programs selected provides students with different experiences which will be of practical use when they enter the business environment after education.
Innovation Camp is an exciting one day workshop that challenges 75-80 high school and university students to find the most innovative solution to a business issue or problem using the leadership, critical thinking and teamwork skills. The Bank will mentor this activity to assist students in expanding their horizons.
Job Shadow Day is a day when the Bank plays host to students, giving them the opportunity to meet professional banking staff and see first-hand how a selection of the Bank’s departments operate on a day-to-day basis.
More Than Money is a six session course which covers economics and business education for students in grades five and six. This will help to teach them how to spend, earn, share, and save money when establishing their own businesses.
Fawzy Althunayan, Gulf Bank’s General Manager of Board Affairs said: “We are pleased to have the opportunity, once again, to sponsor an organization which is dedicated to elevating the skills of Kuwait’s young people through the delivery of inspiring and innovative educational programs on entrepreneurship and leadership. Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for 2013 aims to develop Kuwait’s human potential to the maximum for the future benefit of our national economy. INJAZ Kuwait’s noble initiative gives us an opportunity to do this through directly supporting and contributing to youth and community programs that will directly assist the development of tomorrow’s business leaders.
“The Bank warmly applauds INJAZ Kuwait on its role and dedication to raising the skills of Kuwait’s young people, and we are very pleased to once again join hands with this respected organization and demonstrate the Bank’s support and encouragement of youth initiatives in education, arts, sports, and culture.”
Gulf Bank’s commitment to the Kuwaiti youth springs from its belief that a nation rises when its younger generation can benefit from practical assistance and educational channels to help the younger generations acquire professional business skills early, giving them the tools to help them become successful entrepreneurs in the future.
INJAZ Kuwait is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of young business talent.