Alghanim Industries Sponsored Youth Environmental Initiative
Stemming from its deep-rooted belief in empowering youth and supporting a new generation of business leaders, Alghanim Industries, one of the largest companies in the region, sponsored an environmental initiative by two Kuwaiti start-ups. The two INJAZ Kuwait alumni projects complement one another; Agrivage handles food waste and turns it into compost, while Re-Al collects recyclables. The two companies gathered food waste and recyclables from 250 households across Kuwait throughout Ramadan.
Omar K. Alghanim, Group CEO of Alghanim Industries, praised the efforts of the two sponsored teams, saying: “We’re proud of our talented youth. It’s always exciting to see them tackle major problems with creative and comprehensive solutions, all the while demonstrating the ways they can give forward to our community. These businesses began with an INJAZ Kuwait program, and are now thriving and looking for ways to pay it forward.”
He went on to say, “At Alghanim Industries, we’re passionate about supporting youth reach their full potential. When young innovative leaders work together, they make a real difference in our society and signal a brighter future for us all.”
Faisal Al-Mutawa, representing Re-Al, noted that this initiative allowed them to help households create new environment-friendly habits. “We had very positive feedback from our interaction with participants in this program on a daily basis. Many of them told us that by sorting the waste of their household into different categories every day, they became more conservative about what to throw away and what to re-use,” he said.
Agrivage is the winner of the INJAZ Kuwait Company of the Year Award 2017, and the winner of the regional INJAZ Al Arab Company of the Year Award for the same year. Re-Al, on the other hand, has won the INJAZ Kuwait 2018 Company of the Year and INJAZ Al Arab 2018 Product of the Year title.
INJAZ prepares students in three principal areas: work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Engaging local business leaders to act as volunteer mentors, INJAZ bridges the gap between the classroom and the real world. In its signature program, a six-month experience culminates in a business competition where program participants pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges drawn from the private sector.
Founded in 2005, INJAZ Al-Arab has achieved extraordinary success, impacting more than 3 million students across 14 countries in the Arab world. More importantly, the impact is growing: in the 2017-2018 academic year alone, INJAZ Al-Arab served more than 360,000 youth.