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Aqaba Container Terminal launches educational drive

'Ekfal Taleb 2' campaign seeks to empower community

16 September, 14:48
Aqaba Container Terminal launches educational drive (ANSA) - Aqaba, September 16 - The Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) said on Monday that it recently introduced its Ekfal Taleb 2 Campaign in the Red Sea resort in Jordan, marking the launch of the second edition of its flagship educational initiative.

The campaign strives to empower community members through education by reducing the school dropout rates caused by families' economic hardship.

Falling in line with ACT's long-term CSR strategy, the campaign offers support to 450 students from 18 government schools in the city of Aqaba and its surrounding areas, providing 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 2013-2014 academic year.

The chief commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone and ACT chairman of the board of directors, Kamel Mahadin, said that the "campaign's launch is in line with the company's ongoing aims to support all sectors of the community in Aqaba, and 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," Kamel underlined. Seeing itself as an active contributor to positive socio-economic development in Aqaba, ACT reiterates its commitment to supporting less fortunate families by contributing to the education of children.

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 2012-2013 academic year.

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