In a move to champion disability inclusion in the community, Zain sponsored the Special Run marathon for people with intellectual disabilities. The event, organized by the Special Olympics Kuwait and Al Tomooh Sports Club, took place at the Boulevard Mall’s outdoor area in Salmiya and featured both a 2K walkathon and a marathon.
The event was attended by Honorary President of the Kuwait Disabled Sport Club Sheikha Sheikha Al Abdullah Al Khalifa Al Sabah, National Manager of the Special Olympics Kuwait and member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Rehab Boresli, and Chairman of Al Tomooh Sports Club Jasim Al Nouri. Also in attendance were Zain officials and many activists, volunteers, and community members.
The Special Run coincided with the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, observed around the world on 3 December of every year. The special day brings an opportunity for nations and communities to join forces and exert more efforts towards achieving inclusivity for people with disabilities, empowering them to realize their ambitions and reach their full potential. Zain supported this event to reflect the key role of the private sector in shouldering civil society organizations and volunteer groups to create a positive social impact in the community.
Amidst wonderful wintery conditions, the Special Run walkathon and marathon covered 2 kilometers at the outdoor area of Boulevard Mall, Salmiya, with over 300 persons with intellectual disabilities of 15-25 years joining the fun. The initiative contributed to boosting their health and encouraging them to exercise, while bringing them closer to their peers.
The Special Olympics Kuwait group aims to empower persons with intellectual disabilities, helping them reach their full potential and grow their skills by organizing various sports activities throughout the year. Such contributions help improve their health and fitness and raise their spirits. Similarly, Al Tomooh Sports Club works to create a more inclusive community by supporting people with intellectual disabilities through social, cultural, and sports activities.
Zain continues to work towards fostering a spirit of giving, sharing, bonding, and community by directly supporting programs and initiatives that serve humanitarian needs. The company puts its social responsibility as a top priority, embodying and reflecting the values of its brand: Zain, A Wonderful World.