GCC Services, an Agility company, and Agility partnered to support the Buliisa Community in Uganda for local health and education initiatives.
The program provided:
- Menstrual health and hygiene instruction, sanitary pads and women’s empowerment training for 850 young women;
- Computers for a school of 1,000 students, and connecting the school to the local electricity grid; and
- Donation of hospital beds, to be used by about 350 patients/year, and hygiene and sanitation training to hospital staff.
In October 2022, Agility sponsored RunQ8, a charity fun run benefiting the Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network. 20 Agility employees participated in the event, and Agility matched employee registration donations dollar for dollar. Funds raised from the race are directed to children of low-income families who do not have access to appropriate healthcare services. This is Agility’s 10th year sponsoring RunQ8.
Agility Defense & Government Services volunteered help the UK charity, BLESMA, with its annual golf outing. The outing raised money to support the UK’s wounded and limbless service members by providing prosthetic interventions and treatments, medical support and assistance, as well as counseling and therapy services. The Agility DGS UK team has partnered with BLESMA for more than five years.
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.
The aim of the Novic Cardiac Alliance in Lebanon is to upskill and train the local medical team at The Rachaya Governmental Hospital to be able to provide pediatric cardiac care independently at the conclusion of the program.
Dr. Novick and his team conducted four trips to Lebanon since 2020, with a plan to do four trips annually for a period of four years. During each trip, the team has intervened either surgically or in the interventional cardiac catheterization laboratory on 14-16 children. In addition, the program trains surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionist, catheterization lab assistants, cardiologist, operating room nurses, ICU nurses, ward nurses, echo lab technicians, and at least 8 medical students each trip. The total local staff trained to date is nearly 35.
The Lebanese students that join the program hail from medical schools across the country. They are exposed to all facets of pediatric cardiac care during their time in the program
Agility USA employees enrolled in a giving program where they pledge to donate to one or all of three selected charity partner organizations including Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Since 2018, donations went to support the charity partners in their efforts to help those in need of assistance through their various programs, including, PVA’s Veterans Career Program, and vocational rehabilitation counseling. St. Jude continues to provide free treatment, travel, housing and food to all their patients and their families, and WFP provides meals to those with the greatest needs; collectively reaching more than 17,000 individuals since the start of the donation program.
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is partnering with the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped (KSH), the first charitable Society in Kuwait that provides services to children with disabilities from all nationalities at no cost. Through this collaboration, KSH will build the first sensory gym following international standards in Kuwait by the end of 2021.
Agility’s donation will allow KSH to outfit the sensory gym in the “Children’s Rehabilitation Unit” with clinical equipment and furniture designed to improve users’ sense of movement, body positioning, balance and spatial awareness. KSH therapists will be able to guide users through activities intended to increase fine motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness.
“Sensory gyms are important tools for the rehabilitation and behavior modification of disabled youth and adults, it helps to integrate them into society and change their lives for the better, and we’re pleased to be supporting KSH’s plans to build the sensory gym. Agility is committed to helping KSH as it works to improve the lives of more than 500 children and adults with disabilities in Kuwait,” said Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan.
Workouts and therapy at sensory gyms improve users’ communication skills, increase their attention spans, and improve their physical health. The facilities can accommodate and meet the needs of users with a wide range of ability levels and different stages of disability.
“The Children’s Rehabilitation Unit renovation is the first step for the KSH to develop integrated rehabilitation services that support children and youth in realizing their potential and participating in their communities. By upgrading and developing our programs and building new facilities, we can provide individualized assessments, treatments, and health education needed for rehabilitation. Agility is giving us the means to do so. This will support hundreds of people, giving them access to the care they need,” KSH, Director General Dr. Elham Al Hamdan said.
KSH is a private charity established in 1971. It was the first charitable Society in Kuwait to provide free services to children with disabilities from all nationalities. KSH was established by devoted volunteers eager to offer services for children with disabilities and to ease the burden on family and caregivers guiding them towards improving the education and rehabilitation of their loved ones with disabilities. And since its establishment, the Society has continued to provide integrated care and services which include comprehensive rehabilitation, psychological, social, and educational services at its headquarter and daycare centers in three locations, Hawally, Jahra, and Ahmadi.
This partnership is part of a long-standing commitment by Agility to empower and benefit Kuwaiti youth. Agility has decade-long partnerships with INJAZ and LOYAC to support entrepreneurship training programs. Agility volunteers have mentored more than 1,500 students over the years in business skills and other educational initiatives through the organizations’ ongoing initiatives. In 2020, Agility continued to support organizations throughout their shift to virtual online training programs.
Agility Kuwait partnered with United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company and of Agility’s infrastructure companies, and The Basket, a local non-profit, to distribute food packages to more than 830 families in low income communities in Kuwait.
The packages contained staple food items such as rice, cooking oil, flour, salt, sugar, and dates among other items, and is meant to support the families throughout the month of Ramadan.
Over the last decade, Agility USA has raised over USD$3.3 million for disabled veterans. Since 2008, Agility USA has organized the Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open Day to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Donations are used to help disabled veterans pursue meaningful careers. PVA uses the funds to provide free, one-on-one counseling and support to any veteran, family member or caregiver. It also offers assistance to employers committed to hiring veterans.