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Sixty-two students have won prizes at the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation’s (SABIC) huge environment painting and photography contest.
The contest was held in parallel with the waste-free campaign organized by the company in collaboration with the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) in Jubail, Riyadh and Yanbu.
Over 6,000 students from 600 schools in Riyadh, Yanbu and Jubail participated in the contest.
It was organized in two parts — the first a painting contest for students aged 6-12, and the second a photography contest for students aged 12-18. The honoring ceremony was attended by Ministry of Education officials, community members, the media and SABIC and affiliate officials.
Badr Bin Mohammed Al-Otaishan, Jubail governor, honored the winning Jubail students, while Musaed Al-Sulaim, Yanbu governor, honored the winning Yanbu students.
Maersk Oil Qatar, the country’s largest offshore oil producer and Vodafone Qatar have come together to help address one of Qatar’s most pressing challenges – road safety. Hundreds of students at Park House English School in Doha have benefitted from a week-long road safety event, featuring one-to-one coaching and a state-of-the-art road safety simulator, that sought to highlight positive road behaviours among young people.
Road accidents are fast becoming a global epidemic, according to the United Nations, with 1.3 million people losing their lives and 50 million others seriously injured each year on roads.
The road safety event at Park House English School drew on Maersk Oil Qatar’s and the General Directorate for Traffic’s successful Students for Road Safety programme that seeks to transform young people into ambassadors for safe road behaviour. Students were given one-to-one coaching in the Students for Road Safety simulator that uses an…Continue
Saahtain Foods, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, gave 15,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to the UAE Red Crescent. The UAE Red Crescent thanked Saahtain Foods for this unique and innovative donation of Tayyib Meals, a brand of Saahtain Foods especially designed for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief.
An additional 5,000 meals were given to UAE Red Crescent on behalf of Darvesh Group as part of the group’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to support the Tarahamu (Show Compassion) campaign in UAE.
Group Chairman Mr Darvesh said: “Feeding people in remote areas has been made possible by Tayyib Meals and we will carry on using these meals when we do our CSR initiative when feeding the needy.”
10,000 Meals are being sent on behalf of a leading UK charity to Turkey for the Syrian refugees. This will be the third winter and about 2.8 million registered Syrian refugees, including over 1.4 million children, refugee families live in lightweight tents…Continue
If we look at CSR now and few years down the line, the questions are going to be asked primarily on did it really create an impact on the ground?
The answer will come from Social Audit. Only when you evaluate the programmes on the ground and find out the lasting impact it has left will answer to the question whether CSR helped in furthering the developing agenda of the nation and that should actually be the primary focus of CSR.
It is important for the policy makers to create a whole vertical for project evaluation using the social audit framework, who should make sure every single company and all of their individual projects being evaluated and published. Take for instance in India scenario 16000 companies with an average of 5 projects each would sum up to 80,000 projects in a year to be evaluated to find it did leave an impact on the ground and that will answer to the development agenda of the nation.
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