National Arab Motors (Kia Jordan) sponsored the Zarqa Education Zone Race organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was held on Tuesday, November 23rd 2010.
UNRWA organizes annual races in the areas within its operational jurisdiction, which include Zarqa, Northern and Southern Amman, and Irbid, with the objective of reinforcing sportsmanship and collaborative spirit amongst participating students.
Kia Jordan's contribution stems from the company's awareness of the importance of athletic initiatives organized for school students, which deliver a positive impact on their social skills and their way of life. "These activities," commented the company's Vice Chairman Nihad Zacharia, "receive the larger portion of our CSR efforts as they strengthen the spirit of youth amongst participants – the spirit of youth being an integral element for the Kia brand in both its design and market segmentation processes."
The race, which commenced at Al-Sukhna area, enjoyed the participation of 140 students and 20 teachers from 16 schools operating under UNRWA within the Zarqa Education Zone. At the conclusion of the event, honorary cups and medals were disseminated to the winning teams and their members, who will in turn qualify to compete in a final race slated for December 8th 2010 in the area of Al-Karama.
Kia Motors Corporation is the maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart. The company was founded in 1944 and is Korea's oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world's premier automotive brands. Nearly 1.5 million vehicles a year are produced in 13 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 179 countries.