Zain launches back-to-school project
Manama, July 31, 2010
Zain Bahrain, a leading telecom services provider, has launched its back-to-school charity project that will see more than 20,000 schoolbags distributed to deserving school students.
The project is being coordinated with the five governorates in Bahrain and there will be a separate function for each governorate. The first ceremony was held in the Muharraq Governorate.
"We are honored and inspired by the patronage of Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa to this project, president of the council of trustees to the Royal Charity Organisation” said Zain Bahrain's chairman Shaikh Ahmed bin Ali Al Khalifa.
“His support lends depth to a key component of our corporate social responsibility programme – the empowering of youth through education,” he added.
The Back-to-School project is one of the very first community projects adopted by Zain Bahrain and since 2004, over 250,000 deserving scholars have benefited from the telecoms giant’s commitment to the project.
Mohammed Zainalabedin, Zain Bahrain's general manager, said: “The programme has been an important part of our CSR initiatives for seven years now and underscores our belief in the power of education to change lives.”
“Since its inception in 2003, Zain Bahrain has been supporting youth development, educational and social initiatives and will always contribute to the nation's ongoing attempts to strengthen the country's position amongst leading nations,” he added.
Zain Bahrain has been working closely with more than 200 local welfare associations and charity funds to compile the list of students that will benefit most from the "School Bag Distribution" programme, a statement said.
This is the seventh consecutive year that the project has been organized by Zain Bahrain, it added. – TradeArabia News Service