In 2022, Agility donated the classroom and training resources to OIADA International, to deliver vocational training skills to 40 young adults from Ghana. The training resources included instructor facilitation and tools/materials for the course, which will enable the students to learn the skills required to pass the electrician apprentice exam. In addition to the training provided, the OIADA team has arranged for these students to have access to internships with a local construction company.

In July 2022 the Agility E Services Hyderabad team distributed 50 desks to Kuknoor school. This school has about 268 students, and the desks will be used by about 100 of them for at least 10 years.

As part of GCC Services’ commitment to gender equality, and to commemorate International Women’s Day, in 2021 GCC Services completed the refurbishment of Um Ayman Elementary School for Girls in El Fasher, Darfur/Sudan. 750 girls attend this school, and the project is expected to impact students for 5+ years. In this project 10 GCC Services team members worked with the local community to identify the school and complete the project using local contractors. The project included drilling a well, providing desks & chairs, painting, roof repair and floor work. In addition to improving education, each local contractor assigned the project was able to support their family while working on the project. This is GCC Services’ 4th school renovation in the Darfur region. School refurbishments projects directly support the team’s goals to improve education and employment in the communities in which it operates.

National Aviation Services (NAS) and Agility are collaborating to support Born to Learn, an education NGO operating in Tanzania. With NAS and Agility’s resources, a technological and multimedia classroom was outfitted to support 350 students, from ages 3 to 22. Our contributions have provided computers, tables & chairs, a project & screen, and monthly maintenance costs. In addition to vocational skills training, the classroom will be used to teach English, math, biology, history, geography, arts, and music. As well, internships will be offered to deserving students at NAS offices in Tanzania. NAS employees will also engage in running workshops relating to technology and computer use to further enhance the children’s knowledge and skills.

National Aviation Services and Agility partnered to construct a canteen for a local school in Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire. The new canteen created a shaded area for 250 students and faculty to take a break and eat a meal in a safe, comfortable space. The canteen includes a special ramp to make it wheelchair accessible and is available for community members to use outside of school hours. Prior to the construction of the canteen, the students had no shelter from the heat or rain during mealtime, or had to return home for meals. By having a canteen on the school property, students are more likely to stay at school for the entire day.

GCC Services partnered with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in Kenya, to sponsor a vocational training program supporting disabled trainees. GCC Services employees are assigned to be a mentor to groups of students, and a selected number of students follow the program with an internship at Agility Kenya. In December 2021, 21 students were selected for the program, who will complete vocational training programs in electrical wiring, food & beverage production, information communication technology  and motor vehicle maintenance.

From May to June 2022, the Agility Logistics Parks team partnered with the Kuwait Youth Public Authority (YPA) to provide free facilities management training to young people and recent college graduates to help them prepare for employment in the real estate and facilities management industry. The free training was part of the YPA program “Industry and Work” to help train youth in many professional fields to help them make good decisions about choosing career paths, as well as prepare them for work in different industries. Throughout the program, 36 students received 86 hours of training on facilities management, project management, and soft skills. This project was conducted in coordination with Engineering Systems Group (ESG).

In Saudi Arabia, the Agility Logistics Parks team has partnered with Injaz to support five sessions of the “It’s My Business” program. The sessions were delivered to 330 high school students in the Riyadh area, (180 boys and 150 girls). In these sessions the Injaz team and an Agility volunteer presented information about entrepreneurship and basic business skills to help the students prepare for work in the future. Agility also partnered with Injaz to support the “My Company” program. This program teaches participants how to take a business idea from ideation to a viable business plan. The program is competitive; completed business concepts and plans compete locally and nationally. In total, 60 university-aged students participated in the program.