Enduring Creative Persistence Displayed by Young Kuwait’s Students in Annual Injaz Kuwait Competition Hundreds of students compete for top three rank
Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al Ahmad Al -Sabah the prime Minister of Kuwait, and with the attendance of her Excellency, the Minister of Education, Nuriyah Al Subayh, Injaz Kuwait concluded the third consecutive annual ‘Battle of the Best’ 2008 competition at the Sheraton Hotel Kuwait on Saturday the 21st of June 2008, where hundreds of students gathered to compete for the top three winning spots.
The title of the Best Injaz Kuwait Company for the year 2008 went to W company, meanwhile, A’yaj Child creativity Company came in second place and accordingly, the third place was presented to Delicious Memories Company. These winners emerged as the top three out of 21 participating teams, who gathered around from different schools around Kuwait. Presenting before a panel of judges, these competing students had a chance to present strategic business plans and results of their companies. To guarantee a winning rank, company members had to demonstrate their understanding of the strategic business operations, while displaying sheer creativity and dedication to what they have to offer from products or services.
Commenting on this delightful event, Rana Kamshad, Executive Director of INJAZ Kuwait said, “I would like to congratulate the victorious teams on this highly decorated event. I also extend our gratitude to our Gold Sponsors – Gulf Bank and Zain Group, our Silver Sponsors - Arabian Motors Group, part of Hamad M. Al Wazzan & Partners, Al Humaidi Group, Kuwait Small Projects Development Company and Al Ra’eda Small Projects Company, who with their valuable contributions, made this competition possible and accordingly added more value to the skills and abilities of the participating members.”
“We are proud to view all the major accomplishments that have been achieved by these developing companies through the programs provided by Injaz and particularly in this competition,” added Kamshad.
“It is worth noting that top elite business figures in Kuwait, like Mr. Sabah Al Rayes, Founder & Managing Partner of Pan Arab Consulting Engineers, Mr. Bader A. AL-Sumait, Vice President of Global Investment House, Eng. Ashwaq Ali AlMudhaf, Managing Director of DAMEC, Mr. Mohammed M. Karam, General Manager of Mustafa Karam & Sons General Trad. & Cont. Co., and Mr. Oussama M. Gholmieh, Managing Director of Impact and Echo Advertising Agency were all invited to this auspicious event to form the judging panel, due to their highly recognized professional experience within the business sector in Kuwait”.
Knowing that creativity and innovation are leading aspects of a thriving business, it was noted that the judging panel were highly keen on witnessing the various sides of proven originality within the different areas of running a company. Effective communication, team work, comprehension skills, problem solving abilities, client servicing, marketing, sales and product development, as well as the overall corporate structure and organization, were amongst the many prevailing issues that were also examined thoroughly by the judging panels.
“We at Injaz provide a bridge that serves as a connection between the professional and the educational sector. What we saw today exceeds the true essence of a competition. It’s a mere resemblance of what the future holds from successful pioneers who will contribute to the flourishing future of Kuwait’s economy and its coming generations. Injaz and Kuwait are very proud and grateful with each and every student,” concluded Kamshad.
Founded in 2005, Injaz Kuwait (Injaz) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation (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.