Tuesday , September 25 2018

GOFSCO hails sponsorship of ‘Maker Faire Kuwait 2018’ – Move reinforces its corporate social responsibility strategy of supporting young makers

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: Gas & Oil fields services company (GOFSCO), one of the largest integrated service providers in Kuwait specializing in the upstream oil and gas sector, both onshore and offshore, recently hailed a successful silver sponsorship of the renowned ‘Maker Faire Kuwait 2018’ which was held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

GOFSCO’s sponsorship comes in line with its solid corporate social responsibility strategy that aims at supporting young talents, especially those who have the ability to develop handmade crafts and innovative ideas to benefit the society.

During the exhibition, GOFSCO’s booth welcomed approximately 43,000 visitors of all ages, whereby they were introduced to the company’s field of services and history, in addition to being provided with the chance to experiment the process of oil testing. The activity allowed both youth and adults to understand the process of separating oil in a highly safe environment, thus highlighting the importance of engineering within this field of business.

Commenting on GOFSCO’s participation in the exhibition, Eng Hussam Ali Marafie — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at GOFSCO said: “It gives us great pride to be part of an event that underlines the importance of entrepreneurial capabilities of local and regional participants. Our sponsorship of Maker Faire Kuwait 2018 is driven by our corporate social responsibility strategy that aims at helping youth who have an interest in technology, handmade crafts and arts to take their passion of developing ideas from scratch to new heights.”

“We believe that our field of profession plays an integral role in similar events, and to highlight our responsibility towards the youth and the society as a whole, our booth involved several activities that explained how engineers are constantly exposed to situations that drive them to create and develop ideas from scratch.”

Eng Marafie added: “On behalf of GOFSCO, I would like to thank Kuwait Investment Company for organizing this event for the second year in a row. GOFSCO encourages youth to utilize their talents to its full potential in a step towards achieving a sustainable future for our society.”

Maker Faire is a globally renowned event that gathers tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, and students of all ages to display their creations and share their expertise in unique ways. The event was originated in the United States and has rapidly gained global popularity to the extent that it was adopted by former US president Obama and hosted in the White House. Since then, the Maker Faire event has been held in multiple countries around the world, now including the GCC region with Kuwait as the only exclusive host.

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