Dow supports youth science education in Kuwait
- Kuwait: Sunday, August 05 - 2012 at 13:17
- PRESS RELEASE
In keeping with The Dow Chemical Company's (NYSE: DOW) vision of education as a fundamental enabler of innovation, the Company supported the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research's (KISR) 35th annual summer training course with sponsorship this month.
Over 100 highly skilled and talented high school and university students from around the country took part in the KISR summer training course which took place over the course of one month. The program allowed students to take part in science activities and experiments in the fields of biological sciences, chemistry, genetics and water resources in an effort to enhance their knowledge in those fields while also allowing them to gain firsthand experience.
"The KISR summer training course is designed to refine young talent and enrich their professional experience in their fields of interest," said Dr. Meshaal Al-Samhaan, associate research scientist, KISR. "This year, the sessions were quite successful with 100 participants and we're glad to have had the support of key industry players such as Dow Chemical."
"We were happy to extend our support to the summer training course this year and hope to be able to partner with KISR again in the future on the work the institute has been doing with Kuwaiti students," said Jamel Attal, managing director, Dow Chemical, Kuwait. "At Dow, we firmly believe that education is an enabler of innovation, and we are committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in order to develop young talent and help them become the innovators of the future."
Dow firmly believes that the health of its business is intertwined with the health of the communities in which it operates. In line with this, Dow actively supports the social, economic and educational aspirations of the Kuwaiti community and is committed to developing its drive for change and expanding its partnerships.
Earlier this year Dow Kuwait sponsored the second Kuwait International Educators' Conference. The purpose of the conference was to adopt a social responsibility towards students in Kuwait through supporting the latest in educational methods and learning strategies. Dow also launched an educational program focused on sustainability, the importance of environmental conservation and recycling practices. The objective of the program is to educate over 1,700 students on the importance of environmental responsibility, by partnering on various initiatives. As a part of the program, Dow supported the schools' paper and plastics Recycling Program, and established a vertical garden for more than 200 preschoolers.
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