KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, celebrated with its employees at the annual Ramadan Ghabga at Al-Jawaher Hall in Four Seasons Hotel. The gathering was held in a beautiful one-family atmosphere, attended by Zain Kuwait CEO Eaman Al-Roudhan and top executive management.
Zain’s Ramadan Ghabga – which came back after a two-year halt due to the pandemic – is one of the company’s main social programs held for employees during the Holy Month of Ramadan every year. The event is the biggest out-of-office gathering of Zain employees, and brings them together with senior executive management, further strengthening the links between members of the Zain family and renewing the spirit of teamwork.
During her opening speech, Zain Kuwait Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan said: “I’m very happy to meet you all here tonight. The Holy Month of Ramadan is the biggest season of the year where we look forward to meeting our extended families, as it presents a valuable opportunity to meet one another, and to communicate and forgive. We apply the same at Zain”.
Roudhan added: “We have missed family gatherings and missed meeting one another out of office. Without a doubt, our gathering today is a special one that we cherish more than usual. We can see that in the size of this crowd, as it reflects everyone’s longing for personally meeting after overcoming a challenging period during the pandemic.
“We thank God for His blessings today. One of the blessings that we lost during the past period is social gathering, and the freedom to communicate, meet, and move around. But before celebrating, we must remember our dear colleagues that we lost because of COVID. We pray for them, and even though we miss their presence with us today, they will always be in our hearts and memories.
Roudhan further noted: “As you all know, the past years were far from easy on everyone, for both individuals and institutions. Economies suffered, businesses closed, and entire ecosystems collapsed. However, at the same time, the pandemic brought with it many opportunities and deep changes in our lifestyle, the way we work, and the way we communicate with our customers.
“During the pandemic, it became vital to review strategies and workflows, diversify income sources, adopt creativity and innovation, as well as evaluate and develop skillsets and talents to ensure they are in line with our strategy, future goals, and digital transformation needs”.
Roudhan continued: “All these factors became persistent needs to ensure the continuity and further growth of companies, institutions, and economies. Many large companies vanished because they were not able to keep up with the changes the pandemic brought forth, which were undoubtedly huge changes.
“At Zain, we were ready to manage these changes, and our early investment in digital transformation brought in fruitful results and helped us support the continuation of normal life and achieve business continuity in Kuwait. I’m very proud of what we have achieved together in the progress of our services and implementing digital transformation, and I’m also proud of the role Zain played in supporting the government to preserve the pace of normal life and continuation of vital sectors like education, medical services, and social communication”.
Roudhan recognized the efforts of Zain employees by saying: “You have played a great role in empowering our services, progressing our digital channels, and maintaining the efficiency of our network that allowed everyone to communicate in spite of the accelerated and sudden increase in usage rates, especially broadband and data. Without your dedication and determination during this challenging time, we would not have been able to exert our community role as a company, support government efforts, nor achieve great financial results”.
Roudhan concluded by saying: “We aspire to continue our journey of success and leadership, and I’d like to recognize and thank each and every one of you for supporting me in facing the challenges and difficult times during an extraordinary period. You have supported your nation, government, and the most vulnerable in the community, and worked together to achieve our role within the community”.
During the event, Zain recognized and honored employees who have been part of the Zain family for 20, 25, and 30 years, who’s efforts, hard work, and achievements added to the company’s success during the past years. Zain also showcased a documentary that highlighted the array of initiatives, programs, and activities of the company’s extensive social campaign during the holy month of Ramadan.
Zain’s Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibly campaign during the holy month of Ramadan includes many humanitarian and cultural programs, with the aim of celebrating the true spirit the Holy month brings and helping less fortunate people enjoy Ramadan happily.