(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Beyond being providers of technological services, telecommunication companies in Kuwait are eager to expand their initial role to help in the social development of Kuwait.
Recently, telecommunication companies launched several initiatives and campaigns to provide social services that aim at fulfilling the goals of national development.
In various statements to KUNA, several telecom service providers reflected their commitment for social development in the country.
Executive at VIVA telecom company Abdulrazzak Al-Issa said that since the company's establishment in 2008, the company had been contributing to several social development projects in Kuwait.
VIVA recently launched an academy that provided educational and training courses for those eager to develop and enhance their programing skills.
Al-Issa also indicated that VIVA launched several initiatives to cater to the needs of youth in the form of sports tournaments as well as campaigns to meet the needs of elderly in Kuwait.
Zain telecom, on its part, said in a press release that last year it had renewed the partnership with LOYAC non-profit organization for a program that cultivates the creative outlets for some 2,000 students annually.
The press release also mentioned that Zain was keen on developing the health sector in Kuwait, affirming that the Zain hospital was provided with the latest in medical technology to serve the people.
Echoing both of VIVA and Zain's commitment to social development, Ooredoo telecom-company said that it had focused its social development campaigns on helping women build their own business, holding several exhibitions to achieve that goal.
As for the youth, Ooredoo indicated that it had launched a program to prepare those seeking jobs, adding that the company had also launched voluntary campaigns aimed at social welfare in the company