Gulf Bank is proud to have exclusively sponsored INJAZ Kuwait’s ‘Entrepreneurship Masterclass Competition’, for high school students in government schools. The two-day competition took place on 12 and 13 April 2017 at the Community Development Centre in Bayan and the top entrepreneurial teams were named in the boys and girls categories.
The ‘Entrepreneurship Masterclass Competition’ is a one-day event organized by INJAZ Kuwait and delivered by 30 volunteers including several Gulf Bank employees. The competition follows a series of workshops which introduced the high school students to the concept of self-employment and entrepreneurship and afforded them the opportunity to meet volunteers who are pioneers in the business community.
The interactive workshops also enabled students to engage in thought-stimulating activities to help them expand their horizons, while also considering their future professional careers. These series of workshops were followed by multiple competitions between teams of students during the academic year of 2016-2017, leading to the selection of different teams to participate in the final competition.
As a result, ‘Entrepreneurship Masterclass Competitions’ for boys and girls were held to select top winners. The two-day competitions convened 19 teams of 250 students and showcased their business projects. A panel of judges, which included five managers from Gulf Bank, selected the winners. The criteria for winning was based on creativity and feasibility of the students’ projects.
In the boys category, Ja’afar bin Abi Talib was selected as the winning school for their project entitled ‘Eventkom’, which is an event planning application designed to assist with party planning. Ibrahem AlDuwaisan, Mr. Bader Shaaban, and Ahmed AlMatari were the judges from Gulf Bank.
As for the girls’ competition, Asma’s Bnt Abi Bakr was selected as the winning school for their project entitled ‘Global Aid’ which is a mobile application that arranges wheelchair services for clients across airports, hotels, malls, and other locations. Mr. Ahmad Mulla Ali, Mr. Mubarak AlGhareeb, and Ms. Jennah AlMattar were the judges from Gulf Bank.
As a token of appreciation and gratitude, INJAZ Kuwait awarded Gulf Bank for its exclusive sponsorship and longstanding support of the organization. The Bank has been committed to INJAZ Kuwait with yearly contributions and active involvement through its staff.
Commenting on this occasion, Mrs. Salma Al-Hajjaj, General Manager of Human Resources at Gulf Bank said: “Gulf Bank is delighted to have sponsored the exciting two-day competition for governmental high school students. The Bank is proud of its longstanding partnership and support of INJAZ Kuwait who is dedicated to training the youth of Kuwait to help them build successful careers.
Last year our employees participated in over 50 INJAZ programs and impacted over 1,500 students. We we also the Financial Literacy Champions leading 14 personal finance courses for hundreds of students in public and private schools across Kuwait. We are committed to continuing to support these vital programs and work of INJAZ –Kuwait.”
INJAZ Kuwait has contributed to the education of 9,000 students for the academic year 2015-2016. This was made possible with the contributions over 800 volunteers from the Kuwait private sector, where 413 students in schools and universities have successfully completed the Company Program in 2015-2016. INJAZ-Kuwait will continue to empower youth through different means and channels, fulfilling its pledge to this ambitious segment of society.
Gulf Bank is strongly committed to organizing, sponsoring, and participating in events that benefit Kuwait and empower the next generation of Kuwaitis. For more information on Gulf Bank, please visit one of Gulf Bank’s 56 branches, call the Customer Contact Center on 1805805, log on to www.e-gulfbank.com, Gulf Bank’s bilingual website, or visit its social media channels.