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Kuwait

The Taaleb e-learning project is an award winning student electronic portal, which links teachers, parents, and students in Kuwait together to improve overall communication between schools and homes. All parties are able to log on to the portal and review progress on issues relating to the classroom and any updates on school agendas. Zain Kuwait supports more than 290 schools and has managed to successfully implement Taaleb as part of the school curriculum.

There are currently over 25,000 teachers registered on the Taaleb portal, and over 40,000 parents registered to review their children's progress online. Zain aims to pioneer in e-learning and develop a foundation for the educational system in Kuwait.

Investing in technology and educating the youth are two of Zain's primary goals. As such, in 2012 Zain partnered with Microsoft in its annual Imagine Cup technology competition, taking charge of the mobile development segment.

Microsoft's Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition where eligible students utilize their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the Imagine Cup 2012 theme: "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems".

Zain supported Microsoft in holding the first Imagine Cup country finals in Kuwait. The top-five teams had ideas including shipment tracking and monitoring, educational innovations, and health applications. The winning team went on to represent Kuwait in the worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia.

Zain Kuwait's FUN (Future University Network) is helping in the development of young people's personal skills, both on a professional and leadership level; with students receiving hands-on experience by working across Zain's functions and departments.

Sports and well-being are another part of Zain's focus areas and as such the company has developed the Zain League, a football tournament for amateurs, in collaboration with "Mala3ibna". More than 1,000 amateurs and professional players participated in a championship that comprised a total of 96 different teams. The composition of the teams ranged from different age groups, with the oldest player being 45 and the youngest being 16.

Zain Kuwait is also committed to supporting the youth in different initiatives, ranging from entrepreneurship, education, health, as well as sports, in order to further develop the community in which it operates.

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