Since 2010, Agility Pakistan has donated to The Citizens’ Foundation’s (TCF), funding campus activities for students at local schools across Pakistan.
In 2019, Agility Pakistan covered 54% of the running costs for Saya Campus, located in Steel Town. The funding helped support administrative costs, school activities, field monitoring, and teacher training and transportation for 210 students. With Agility’s support, the Saya Campus was able to ensure that children from low income families living in the area receive good quality, affordable education, and also provides employment opportunities for school faculty. Our long-term support has meant support for close to 1,000 students over the last 9 years.
In 2020, Agility Pakistan covered the cost of uniforms and books for 200 students enrolled in the 20-21 academic year.
In 2021, Agility Pakistan supported training for teachers employed by TCF to give quality education to students across Pakistan. Agility also initiated a partnership with the Saylani Welfare International Trust, a local nonprofit, to support more than 100 women receive textile training with guaranteed job placement opportunities.
Pakistan houses the world’s second largest out of school population. TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education. As of 2014, TCF has established 1,000 purpose-built school units across 100 towns and cities, providing education to 145,000 students.
In 2020 and 2021, Agility Kuwait participated in the mentorship and training of more than 100 students enrolled in the LOYAC ‘KON’ Social Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with Babson College-Boston, USA.
Agility has supported LOYAC and their multiple programs since 2006, this is fifth consecutive year where Agility has participated in the ‘KON’ program as part of its continued sponsorship of the organization. Agility 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-19. Agility employees in Kuwait welcomed students on a virtual tour of its 18K facility in Sulaibiya, over the course of four phases of their program in July and August, each year.
Through this long-standing partnership, Agility has mentored more than 300 students since 2017. LOYAC is a non-profit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. Since its partnership with Agility, the organization was able to reach more than 14,000 students through its programs. LOYAC designs and develops 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.
Agility Bangladesh supported the Gulshan Literacy Program by setting up internet connection, donating laptops and photocopiers, and training teachers on how to administer online training programs to 500 students practicing distant learning due to COVID-19.
Since 2016, the Agility Bangladesh team has partnered with the Gulshan Literacy Program, targeting 500 unprivileged children attending local schools. Through this program, 12 Agility volunteers usually contribute their time to offer students in two different schools lessons in English, general knowledge, and computer skills. The volunteers would visit each school four hours a week over the course of three months, during the semester; and have reached more than 2,500 students since the start of the program.
The Gulshan Literacy Program is built on the principle of equal access to education for all slum-children and is dependent on donor funds. This partnership aligns with Agility’s vision of creating long-term partnerships to benefit children’s lives through equal opportunity education.
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.
The Agility India team spent some time with a local school and distributed notebooks and school supplies to over 900 underprivileged students. In addition, Agility has also helped fund a night school that has helped educate over 300 students. Local Agility team members also volunteer as tutors to help teach these students important IT skills.
Agility E-Services Center in Hyderabad, India started a donation program in 2016, where 17 employees organize a collection and donation drive to provide stationery supplies to schools across India, and support a local shelter with groceries.
The donation program helps fill a critical gap for low-income students in India. While government schools provide textbooks for free, students are required to provide their own school supplies, which many have difficulty doing. Over the years, Agility employees have donated notebooks, stationary, and other school supplies to thousands of children over the years.
In 2019, Agility E-Services Center employees donated 17,600+ notebooks and stationary supplies to nearly 2,500 students at seven local schools in and around Hyderabad. In 2018, employees donated more than 39,000 notebooks and stationery supplies to more than 5,520 students in 30 schools around India.
Agility Kuwait employees joined the annual RunKuwait Marathon for the eighth consecutive year, along with 2,000 participants, to raise money for the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, which serves children with disabilities that need special support and do not have access to appropriate healthcare.
Agility donated a 20-foot refrigerated shipping container to the UN Global Logistics Cluster to enable humanitarian organizations to store cholera medication to help protect the Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar and living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.