KUWAIT: KRCS Chairman Dr Hilal Al-Sayer (left) and Deputy Chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi (right) honor Ooredoo’s Mijbil Alayoub (second left) and Fatima Dashti.

KUWAIT: Ooredoo Telecom, the first to introduce innovative digital services in Kuwait, was honored yesterday, Wednesday, 30 December 2020, by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society for its distinguished voluntary role in which a group of Ooredoo Kuwait employees volunteered to support the society throughout the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The honoring ceremony was held at the association’s headquarters in the Shuwaikh area, with the presence of the Dr Hilal Musaed Al-Sayer, Chairman of Board of Directors, Anwar Abdullah Al-Hasawi, Deputy Chairman, Maha Al-Barjas, General Secretary – Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Mijbil Alayoub, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Ooredoo Kuwait, and Fatima Dashti, Senior Manager, Public Relations, Ooredoo Kuwait in addition to the presence of other entities.

During the honoring ceremony, Mijbil Alayoub, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Ooredoo Kuwait, said: “We always strive to enhance our pioneering role in humanitarian work that supports the community and its individuals, and our partnership with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society has resulted in many achievements in the field of humanitarian work. Today, I grant this recognition to our valued employees who have put efforts and given all support throughout the global crisis, which came with the guidance of Ooredoo’s Executive Management.”

It is worth highlighting that in March 2020 which was the beginning of the outbreak, the company reaffirmed its support by collaborating with the Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) by providing customers with free 5GB internet and free calls for one month. Ooredoo Kuwait also launched its ‘Be Safe. Be Home. Be Online’ campaign which featured an array of digital offers and services designed to support customers and to ensure they are well connected and informed during the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The company also gifted its customers in Ministries and Governmental Organizations which include the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Civil Defense, Kuwait Police, Kuwait Airways and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation free internet valid throughout the month of March in appreciation for their great efforts during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the country.

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society is one of the leading Kuwaiti beacons in the field of humanitarian work, and it is noteworthy that this cooperation was not the first between Ooredoo Kuwait and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. The collaboration was established based on their belief in the importance of collective work, solidarity, and cooperation in the face of crises and challenges through humanitarian work that support the society.