Z-Corp organises children’s summer competition in association with Fursah Youth Initiative in Buraimi
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In line with its strategy to strengthen its socially impactful initiatives, The Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) organised a children’s summer competition in Al Buraimi Governorate recently.

The event was organised by the ‘collaboration team’ of Z-Corp in association with Fursah Youth initiative in Buraimi, an initiative which falls under the umbrella of Al Nahda Sport Club. The competition was attended by children, parents of the children and members of Fursah and ‘collaboration team’. The ‘collaboration team’ comprises of a group of employees of Z-Corp who participate in community initiatives which are planned and executed by them. The Fursah youth initiative has been engaging with the young people and implementing support programmes that address the needs of youth in Buraimi.

The objective of organising the competition was to promote children's talents and support community activities.

Z-Corp’s ‘collaboration team’ undertakes projects that bring to focus the group’s continued and evolving socially relevant strategy to make a positive difference in the society. The organisation of this event comes within the framework of the corporate social responsibility strategy of Z-Corp and displays the group’s commitment to support the community it operates in.

By organising this event the ‘collaboration team’ in association with Fursah Youth Initiatives strived to reach out to community through the different governorates of Oman. The objective of the a children’s summer competition was to highlight the activities of Fursah Youth Initiatives in Al Buraimi Governorate, develop children's talents in the governorate, enhance communication with a local community institution and the private sector, and provide entertainment for children during their summer vacations.

The children’s initiative included several events including art show and a drawing competition under the theme ‘Sultanate of Oman’. More than 50 children between the age of five and twelve participated in the competition that aimed to encourage children’s creativity.

Children chose topics such as deserts of Oman, life of the Bedouin, Omani fashion, Sultanate’s national, the sea to depict Oman. At the end of the ceremony, four drawings were selected as the best.

Ibrahim Al Salmi, Assistant General Manager, Corporate Communications, The Zubair Corporation said, “As a responsible corporate house our purpose is to make a positive difference in the society through different activities we undertake. The Children's Summer initiative organised by our collaboration team comes within the framework of strengthening community partnership with non-profit organisations that serve the community in this case the youth initiative. The Fursah Youth initiative has been doing great service for the youth and we are grateful for their corporation. We congratulate the children who participated in such large numbers.”

Waleed bin Abdullah Al Badi, Chairman of Fursah Youth Initiative, “We are grateful to Z-Corp for its constant cooperation. The competition has received a great response from children and members of the society. We look forward to collaborating for more such events.  The success of this event is due to fruitful association between Fursah Youth Initiative and collaboration team.”

It may be recalled that to help aspiring and young entrepreneurs focus on achieving their business objectives, Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) had signed a collaboration agreement with Fursah youth initiative in Buraimi.

Ahlam Al Muqbaliya, the supervisor of the drawing competition at the children’s summer competition, said, “We thank Zubair Corporation for its support. By participating in the drawing competition, the children learnt about the importance of preserving the environment and about their country. This competition aimed at encouraging children practice their favourite hobby, including drawing and singing, and was able to raise awareness about the importance of cleanliness. We were able to tap a lot of upcoming talents as well as encourage the spirit of fair competition among the participants. I thank the Zubair’s collaboration team and Fursah Youth Initiative for organising this event, which undoubtedly contributed to development of children's talent.”

The ‘collaboration team’ organises special events to remain connected with the society. Among the programmes it has undertaken, it organised an open day for children affected by Down’s Syndrome.  The open day event titled was held in association with Ministry of Social Development's Al Aman Rehabilitation Centre to mark World Down Syndrome Day annually observed on March 21 to raise public awareness on Down Syndrome, a congenital disorder. The ‘collaboration team’ organised an open sports day event at the Omar bin Al Khattab Institute for the Blind based in Mawaleh. To emphasise the philosophy of giving to the society, the ‘collaboration team’ organised community events at the Al Wafa Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children across Oman.

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