Reaffirming its active role in supporting initiatives of environmental awareness and protection
Kuwait, 13, July: Burgan bank announced a new dynamic partnership with the Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK) - one of the centers established by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) - as part of the bank’s endeavors within its social responsibility program and strategic sustainability initiatives to support the efforts of protecting the environment and raising the public’s awareness of environmental issues.
This one-year partnership with the Scientific Center reaffirms the bank’s commitment to strengthen the coordination mechanisms upholding the efforts of raising the public’s awareness of environmental issues and of the vital importance of actively participating in environmental protection. The partnership aims specifically to provide Kuwaiti youth with the opportunity to take part in a rich educational experience through the TSCK Internship Program in Science Communications, “Be a Science Communicator”. The collaboration also extends an initiative to support the production of 12 videos for TSCK’s “Discover Kuwait” program, which is shown exclusively on TSCK’s social media channels, showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of Kuwait’s habitats, flora and fauna.
The “Be a Science Communicator” internship program extends over the months of June and July, and was opened to youth aged16 to 18. TSCK designed this program as a community capacity building in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning, with a focus on helping youth communicate the wonders of science, environmental protection messages, and being a force for change through social media. Participants in the internship program will enjoy a rich onsite learning and capacity building experience on the basic tenets of effective science communication and educational programming. The two-month practical on the job training will expose participants to the best practices in informal education and enhance their critical thinking, communication, creative thinking, and collaborative working skills. The young interns will also take part in the development, preparation and delivery of TSCK’s 2021 summer programming.
In addition to the internship program, Burgan is supporting the Scientific Center in the production of the center’s “Discover Kuwait” series, aimed at helping to shed the light on the beauty and uniqueness of Kuwait’s habitats, flora and fauna. In addition to helping build awareness for Kuwait’s natural ecosystems, the videos also highlight the local efforts of environment conservation and help present environmental and science related subject matters in a simple, easy-to-understand format, produced in an effort to enrich the community with a fresh and engaging approach to science information that works as a learning resource about Kuwait’s ecosystems for the world.
Commenting on this strategic partnership Manager Public Relation – Ms. Hessa Hussain Al-Najadah, Burgan Bank, said “Burgan has committed itself to be a firm supporter of environmental protection efforts and awareness raising initiatives through various campaigns and actions targeting all of society in general, but with an eye towards youth as our future leaders. Under its social responsibility program and sustainability strategy, Burgan’s partnership with The Scientific Center serves a common goal of raising the public’s awareness of the importance of our environment, the issues threatening it, and the ways to ensure environmental protection and sustainability.”
Al-Najadah added “Burgan Bank is proud to be an active partner in the efforts aimed at shedding light on environmental issues. This collaboration with the Scientific Center reaffirms our loyalty to this cause, and the steadfast commitment to our core value to be partners in positive change to enhance the overall wellbeing of our community, and to be a major contributor to sustainability and development efforts.”
Khaled A-Ramly, Marketing & Communications Department Manager at TSCK, reaffirmed the center’s commitment towards a sustainable future for Kuwait, both through developing skills, knowledge and passion in science in Kuwait’s youth, as well as through environmental awareness activities.
“We are confident that this partnership with Burgan Bank will lead to a positive impact in educating the people of Kuwait about the natural ecosystems found in our country, and the lifeforms that are under threat due to various external influences that can be stopped through greater awareness. As a whole, the entire center is committed to building environmental protection awareness, and the urgency to take the protection of the environment seriously.”
This partnership underpins Burgan Bank’s commitment to its holistic and inclusive sustainability strategy that reflects the bank’s dedication to support all the major matters affecting the community’s welfare. It also stresses Burgan’s keenness to further develop its various social responsibility programs by sustaining impactful collaborations with organizations acting for the same goal of promoting continuous learning opportunities as well as awareness, knowledge and capacity building among the younger generations in particular to prepare the future leaders of change and the driving force of sustainable development and growth.