Supporting 800 students from 11 different schools Aqaba Container Terminal Carries out 8th Consecutive Annual ‘Ekfal Taleb’ Campaign

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05-09-2019
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As part of its ongoing commitment to improving educational opportunities for Aqaba residents and the southern area of the Kingdom, the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the preferred gateway to the Levant region and beyond, recently conducted its annual ‘Ekfal Taleb’ campaign for the 8th consecutive year, providing school supplies to hundreds of students in Aqaba and its surrounding villages.
Through ‘Ekfal Taleb 8,’ ACT’s CSR committee worked tirelessly to organize, prepare, and distribute school bags to underprivileged children throughout the Aqaba governorate on their first day of school. Each bag was stocked with an array of essential school supplies and educational materials, ensuring that the students received enough supplies to last the entire school year.
A total of 800 bags were distributed to children across 11 different schools – 250 school bags to students inside Aqaba governorate, and 550 to students from schools in villages and areas outside the province, such as Al Naqab, Tweiseh, Deeseh, Qweira, , Dabet hanout , ALhmaymeh, and Rum to name a few.
Incepted in 2012, the ‘Ekfal Taleb’ campaign is a major component of ACT’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in the field of education reform. In collaboration with Aqaba governorate’s Directorate of Education and Helping Hands for Relief and Development, ACT works to empower the local community by reducing school dropout rates caused by harsh economic conditions. This endeavour, along with various community initiatives, fall in line with the terminal’s comprehensive CSR strategy, which seeks to create a significant and positive impact across three main socioeconomic pillars: education, wellbeing, and environment.