In 2020, Agility Kuwait participated in the mentorship and training of 61 students enrolled in the LOYAC 'KON' Social Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with Babson College-Boston, USA.
This is fourth consecutive year where Agility has participated in the program as part of its continued sponsorship and support of LOYAC. Agility continuously invests in community initiatives globally, especially when it comes to education and digital literacy programs. The LOYAC's KON Entrepreneurship program shifted to a digital platform and online learning in 2020 due to COVID. Agility employees in Kuwait welcomed students on a virtual tour of its 18K facility in Sulaibiya, over the course of two phases of their program in July and August, respectively.
LOYAC is a non-profit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. They design and develop many programs to facilitate the professional development and personal growth of the youth, ages six to 30. KON is a six-week program that targets young adults, between the ages of 12 through 16, and encourages participants to transform their ideas into action, aiming to develop responsible business solutions to our community's most pressing challenges. By the end of the program, students will be able to present their business ideas before a jury panel, in addition to a professor from Babson College.
Mariam Al Foudery, Group Chief Marketing Offices, says: "As one of Kuwait's largest companies, Agility is deeply committed to the importance of training the next generation, and ensuring that they have the 'on the job' skills they need to succeed professionally. Agility has partnered with LOYAC for more than 10 years. We are deeply inspired by the organization's commitment and vision when it comes to young people. I'm also inspired by LOYAC's young students themselves. Our employees had the chance to mentor and work with LOYAC students over the years, and we've always been impressed with their brightness, their passion, and their desire to make a difference in the world and for the future of our country. We look forward to continuing to work with LOYAC closely."
Every year, LOYAC students continue to think to the future and come up with sustainable solutions for their business plans.