Zain Bahrain wins Arab Golden Chip Award
Manama, February 2, 2010
Zain Bahrain, a leading telecom services provider, was awarded the Arab Golden Chip Award, which recognize Arabs who have contributed to the development of ICT in their countries and in the Arab region.
Zain Bahrain won the award for its Zain Dream CSR project, which endeavours to empower the community, at the recent Mena ICT Week 2010 that was held in Bahrain recently.
“We are indeed delighted that the power of Zain dream to change the community for the better has been recognised,” said Mohammed Zainalabedin, general manager of Zain Bahrain.
“The project has been running for two years now and over 15 winning dreams that serve the community have been richly supported with financial incentives, valuable publicity and professional inputs from Zain Bahrain,” he added.
Zainalabedin continued: “In accepting this award for the best CSR initiative, we want to reaffirm our commitment to the community, our faith in the ability of individuals to change the world for the better and the power of dreams to inspire people – after all, it is imagination, dreams and inspiration that brought Zain Bahrain to the top!”
The Zain Dream project is open to everybody, irrespective of whether they are Zain customers and a panel of distinguished community leaders assess entries that outline different ‘dreams’ that will serve the community and the winners get cash and support to follow their dreams, said a statement.
“The Zain Dream campaign helps Zain Bahrain to give back to society in a very innovative way,” said Zain Bahrain’s corporate communications manager Samya Hussain.
“Through the Zain Dream campaign, we took the dreams of the people who wanted to do something, and we gave them the first steps towards translating those dreams into reality. We had a person who wanted to open up a studio to reflect Bahrain’s musical heritage and bring it back and we supported this person to make his dream into reality,” Hussain added.
“We had a group of young Bahraini women who wanted to open a e-business portal for women entrepreneurs and they were helped by our support and award; one Zain dreamer, a former British national gymnast outlined a dream to train a Bahrain team of special athletes for the disabled sports meets and we helped by funding special equipment and publicizing her cause."
“These were all services that explored a completely different direction but it has added value to the community,” Hussain concluded. – TradeArabia News Service