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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.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

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.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

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.

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Youth & Education

Agility is working to support UNHCR and other NGOs around the world in their efforts to support refugees and internally displaced people in Ukraine, reaching 1,700 people to date:

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Disaster Response

Humanitarian Operations

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.

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Youth & Education

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.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

Agility announced that it is sponsoring Dr. William Novick and his team on a mission to Al Rachaya in Lebanon to provide pediatric cardiology education, experience and essential training to the medical team at The Rachaya Governmental Hospital, in partnership with The Pure Heart Foundation. Dr. Novick is a pediatric cardiac surgeon who has been leading medical teams to treat children with heart disease for more than 28 years. He created a foundation to care for children with heart disease in low- and middle-income countries  around the world. Over the years Dr. Novick has recruited a group of clinical experts in the field of pediatric cardiac care who share his passion and vision to help eradicate the suffering caused by congenital heart disease in LMIC. 

Community Investment

Health

Celebrating the month of Ramadan, Agility and its affiliate, United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), teamed up to run a meal program in coordination with the Al Ber Foundation and its ‘Naemati’ Project. The project reached more than 500 families.   Volunteers from Al Ber, along with employees from Agility and UPAC, helped pack and distribute the “Machla boxes,” containing basic food supplies. Boxes were donated and contained a months’ worth of necessary food items.   In addition, Agility organizes daily Iftar meals for its employees whose jobs require them to be on duty during Iftar at its facilities in Sulabiya, Jahra, and Fahaheel.

Community Investment

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).

Community Investment

Youth & Education

In March 2022, Agility raised funds for its long-time partner UNHCR to support refugees fleeing conflict in Ukraine. Donated funds assisted UNHCR as it provided assistance to more than six million people that fled the fighting. Funding was used to support UNHCR teams at the borders in Poland and other neighbouring countries to support national authorities in providing assistance and protection to people fleeing.

Community Investment

In March 2022, the Ukrainian community in Kuwait held a donations campaign to support refugees and displaced persons in Ukraine and other countries. The community collected over 200 boxes of materials including food, medicines, sanitary items, clothing and other materials needed by refugees.

Community Investment

Agility continues to support the Kuknor and Mothe schools in Central India; 2022 marks the fifth year of the partnership. Agility's support includes funding for teachers and facilities maintenance team members, as well as stationary and school supplies and equipment for the kids.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

Agility Logistics Park (ALP) Kuwait supported the Al Ber Foundation, a local NGO, and their project ‘Naemati’, donating previously used racking systems to store food and beverage products. All stored items will be donated to those in need, and stored at Al Ber’s storage facility. Naemati works closely with supermarkets across Kuwait to collect food and beverage products. The Naemati team, along with youth volunteers, collect and store the items, using ALP’s donated racking system or in the freezers and fridges. The storage facility has the capacity to store tons of various products on any given day, and distribute them to hundreds of families daily. Naemati have a distribution list that is comprised of over 14,000 less fortunate families in Kuwait that will benefit from these donated items.

Community Investment

In 2022, Agility continued to support its long-time partner LOYAC, with their KON and KONtinue programs. The programs was targeted towards Kuwaiti youth, and taught them how to innovate new ideas that could be turned into business opportunities.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

Since 2021, the IRC and Agility have partnered together to provide crucial educational support for young people, especially young women, seeking to develop job skills in Abidjan. Through the JAIME program, young people in Côte d'Ivoire access quality life skill trainings, such as agricultural and digital skills training, to enhance their future employment.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

In 2022, Agility supported 140 students participating in Injaz, an organization that provides youth with a variety of skills related to entreprenuership and work. In Kuwait, Agility supported the Injaz Innovation Camps, Job Shadows and internships.

Community Investment

Youth & Education

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