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Zain awards most innovative teams in ‘Company Program’ competition

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, awarded the two winning teams of the ‘Most Innovative Product/Service’ category for university and high school students at the 14th annual INJAZ Company Program Competition 2020. The competition was held online by INJAZ Kuwait with the participation of over 50 students from across Kuwait’s high schools and universities.

This year’s competition came as a fully online program in line with the health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The judging panel, which consisted of businesspeople and private sector executives, reviewed student presentations through video conferencing tools. Zain awarded the two winning teams of the ‘Most Innovative Product/Service’ category, which the company sponsors annually for both university and high school students. This year’s winners are SAYARTI team for the universities category, and Tri-Fil team for the high schools category.

Zain’s annual participation in this competition comes in line with the company’s strategic partnership as an Innovation Partner with INJAZ Kuwait, and in line with its Corporate Sustainability and Innovation strategy, which aims at contributing to the development of the youth and education sectors.

Every year, INJAZ’s ‘Company Program’ competition aims at encouraging students, from across Kuwait’s universities and high schools, to come forward with their innovative ideas and print positive change within the community. The competition includes a number of phases, and educates students to make use of business opportunities, launch products, create an added value, becoming young entrepreneurs, and other business essentials.

Zain continues its strategic partnership with INJAZ, through which the company seeks to support and inspire youth from across Kuwait’s universities and schools. Through their partnership, Zain and INJAZ organize a number of educational initiatives all year long to foster the energies of Kuwait’s youth and support them to further develop and prosper.

INJAZ Kuwait was founded in 2005, as a non-profit, non-governmental organization, driven by Kuwait’s private sector. Through strategic partnerships with Kuwait’s business and education sectors, and with the help of qualified and dedicated volunteers, INJAZ delivers educational programs on entrepreneurial and leadership skills aimed at inspiring and educating future generations. INJAZ Kuwait is operated by INJAZ Al-Arab.

Since 2005, INJAZ-Kuwait reached over 70,000 students through over 6000 volunteers at over 200 schools and universities in Kuwait to provide students with knowledge and experience that will assist them in their personal and career development.

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