ACT launches Ekfal Taleb 2 educational initiative
Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has introduced its ‘Ekfal Taleb 2’ campaign to mark the launch of the second edition of its flagship educational initiative.
The campaign strives to empower community members through education, a goal it achieves by reducing the school dropout rates directly caused by the harsh economic conditions of families.
Falling in line with ACT long-term CSR strategy, the campaign offers support to 450 students from 18 government schools in the city of Aqaba and its surrounding areas, thus securing its beneficiaries with school uniforms, school bags, stationary, books, and geometry sets.
The launch of ‘Ekfal Taleb 2’ coincides with the start of the new school year and will extend throughout the academic year of 2013/ 2014.
Chief commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone / ACT chairman of the board of directors Prof. Kamel Mahadin said that the campaign’s launch “falls in line with the company’s ongoing aims to support all sectors of the community in Aqaba, and that it echoes the company’s interest in educational advancement, along with its strive to provide equal educational opportunities for all community segments”.
This interest in learning is fueled by ACT’s full understanding of the power of education as a catalyst for developmental advancement and positive social change.
Seeing itself as an active contributor to positive socioeconomic development in Aqaba, ACT reiterates its commitment to supporting less fortunate families through contributing to the education of their children and especially those at the compulsory schooling age.
Ekfal Taleb 2 was launched by ACT following the success of its Ekfal Taleb 1 campaign. In its first edition, the campaign supported 300 students for the academic year of 2012/2013.