EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, has continued its partnership with Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) by supporting the non-profit Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC).
The program includes evaluation and rehabilitation for a number of children treated by a team including pediatric physiotherapy, functional/occupational therapy, psychology, as well as speech and communication therapy.
The partnership has made it possible for 204 children to receive proper treatment which they could not afford.
EQUATE Corporate Communications Leader Kholoud Al-Feeli said, “EQUATE believes that children are the future of Kuwait and the world as a whole. Our support is reflected in our sustainability strategy, which places a great significance on the well-being of children in terms of health and medical treatment. This is reflected in our partnership with FSRI, which began during 2013, to provide funding for individuals in need of treatment under the supervision of qualified professionals.”
On her part, FSRI President Dr. Elham Al-Hamdan said, “FSRI has a strong commitment to creating access to high quality rehabilitative care for children with disability, including children with limited resources. EQUATE, through their early support of our children’s clinic, have given us the chance to serve many vulnerable children, and improve the quality of their lives, and their families’ lives.”
Established in 1995, EQUATE Petrochemical Company is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. www.equate.com.
Established in 2006 with a mission to promote wellness and provide effective physical rehabilitation solutions for the people in Kuwait and the Gulf region, Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) is a leading multi-disciplinary non-profit organization that aims to empower people with acute injuries and long-term disabilities, the community at large and healthcare professionals alike.
With a strong focus in collaborative, education and community service, FSRI focuses on physical rehabilitation in specific areas such as psychology, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and nutritional counseling; integrating fundamental clinical aspects such as research, clinical care, education, training and service delivery to achieve this goal.
A clinical hub for health services and training, FSRI is equipped with cutting-edge physical rehabilitation technology and research as well as highly trained therapists providing international standard services for the people in Kuwait and the Gulf region. www.fsrikuwait.org.