- 9 October 2017
Alghanim Industries donates towards children’s education in Kuwait through the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS)
Kuwait, 9 October 2017: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region, has recently supported the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in the "Educate for a Brighter Kuwait" campaign aimed to provide educational opportunities to all non-Kuwaiti children living in the country. This is Alghanim Industries’ second year partnering with KRCS on children’s education in Kuwait.
In 2015, the number of children whose families cannot afford to pay for their tuition and have applied for assistance reached 13,000.
Commenting on the donation, Chairman of Alghanim Industries, Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim said: "Every child has the right to an education. The right to a brighter future, with options and choices that only an education can provide. At Alghanim Industries, we strive towards impacting and improving our society, whenever the opportunity arises – especially where it concerns underprivileged youth. We’re proud to take part in educational campaigns driven by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. Their various initiatives continue to contribute to the betterment of our nation."
Commenting on the campaign, Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Dr. Hilal Al Sayer said: "We are extremely happy to continue strengthening our long-standing relationship with Alghanim Industries across a multitude of charity campaigns and initiatives at the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. This is our third year hosting the education campaign in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life and opportunities presented to the children in Kuwait. We would like to thank Alghanim Industries and its Chairman, Mr. Kutayba Alghanim, for once again working with us to make this a successful campaign."
Alghanim Industries is committed to its strategy of giving back to the community by empowering underprivileged people, supporting education and encouraging entrepreneurship as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program. In 2015, the company was named ‘Diamond Partner’ by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in recognition of its efforts to support KRCS by facilitating treatment for needy patients in Kuwait, and by helping Nurture and Educate Students Today (NEST), which aims to raise awareness and support education of underprivileged children, both locally and internationally. The company also covered the expenses of restoring houses for the Children’s Home – an orphanage launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor’s Social Welfare Sector for all orphans in Kuwait.
About Alghanim Industries:
Alghanim Industries is one of the oldest and largest, privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Founded at the turn of the century, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 15,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include: engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio, with a focus on top-tier global partners. Among them: Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses, including X-cite (consumer electronics), and Safat Home (lifestyle and home furniture).