With Agility’s support over the past five years, UNHCR was able to help people in Malaysia, Jordan, Lebanon and Uganda with basic needs, from livelihoods, education to health interventions.
In a partnership that started in 2007 with INJAZ, a local nonprofit organization, employees from Agility Kuwait and United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company and one of Agility’s infrastructure companies, hosted several Job Shadows, Interview and CV Writing workshops, and Innovation Camps, mentoring nearly 1,500 students from schools, colleges, and universities around Kuwait.
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.
Agility E-Services Center employees oversaw the reconstruction and refurbishment of a local school and paid for the teachers’ salaries; which led to an increase in enrollment from 46 to 315 student within three years.
As part of an ongoing education partnership that started in 2018, Agility E-Services helped the school build washrooms and a hand-washing station, donated sports equipment, planted trees, painted murals on the outer walls of the school, and donated benches and desks as the student headcount grew. As well, with Agility’s support, Kuknoor School was able to hire eight English teachers and school attendants, with Agility paying the salaries for the additional staff. Students attending the school now have a better chance of competing with private school students for further education in the future.
At the Agility Logistics Park in Tema, Ghana, Agility runs a community vocational training program in collaboration with Oiada International. The program, which began in 2018, provides free vocational and technical training to local students, in electrical work, brick-making and basic IT and computer skills. Between 2018 and 2020, 380 students have graduated the program and Agility and Oiada supported graduates to find proper job placements or internship opportunities. Agility aims to find job placement opportunities for 90% of its graduates, and aims to include 50% females in all its training courses.
In 2021, Agility included Soronko, a local nonprofit, into the program to support 30 women with coding classes. The partnership with Oiada and Soronko is expected to reach more than 300 students through vocational training, including online classes, and job placements by the end of the year to support nearly 700 students since the program launch.
Since 2019, Agility Indonesia has worked with local high schools in need of assistance, donating more than 85 computers and laptops to support digital education and distant learning for nearly 500 students.
The Indonesia office supported Open High School in Depok, West Java, Indonesia in 2019 by outfitting a computer lab with 15 computers at a local high school. Agility Indonesia continued its partnership with the high school, providing 40 additional laptops in 2020 for students to continue their education while social distancing. In 2021, Agility Indonesia located two high schools and offered internet connectivity and 30 laptops for students to be able to complete their education.
Due to COVID-19, school started shutting down worldwide, making it difficult for students to continue studying without any form of digital applications and equipment available. Agility Indonesia donated laptops for students who were unable to afford them, to be able to continue their education on a rotational basis. The students were able to take their national exams and communicate with their teachers while learning basic computer skills.
In a partnership that started in 2019, Agility Brazil collaborated with the Mão Amiga project in São Paulo to support 600 students by setting up a computer lab, donating 66 Chromebooks and video conferencing equipment, and starting a “Google for Education” initiative.
Students were obligated to continue their studies from home in 2020 due to COVID-19. By supplying Mão Amiga with the Chromebooks, the school was able to lend out the devices to students on a rotational basis to support social distance learning. This enabled the students to complete their coursework in time.
In 2021, Agility donated funds to build a science lab and a multimedia room to enhance the quality of the students’ education.
Mão Amiga was founded in 2002 as a civil society organization with a mission to break the cycle of poverty through quality education. They are a philanthropic school, formal and regular, offering an innovative model of education that serves close to 600 students from kindergarten to high school. They are part of an international VIS Foundation network that aims to assist in the management of humanitarian projects.
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.