Aramco Asia Youth Program Reaches Out To Children in Need

Aramco Asia, through close coordination with the China Daily and the China Youth Development Foundation, recently implemented “Opening a Window to the World for Needy Ethnic Minority Children,” a youth program that brought 30 children from needy families in Yunnan province to Beijing. During the youths’ stay in Beijing, a wide range of activities was designed to suit their interests — indoor and outdoor, science and arts, educational and recreational, traditional and modern. They visited the Juvenile & Children Reading Experience Wonderland and China Daily Headquarters, attended a live concert in the National Center for the Performing Arts, visited the Forbidden City, the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), National Aquatic Center (Water Cube), and National Museum, attended a flag raising ceremony in Tian’anmen Square, and participated in a CCTV program filming. Ibrahim Al-Buainain, president of Aramco Asia said: “We recognize the pivotal role of community engagement and have made significant progress in our citizenship strategy. It is our civic duty to help make the communities in which we operate better places to live and work. “We strive to improve the environmental health and safety of these communities, enhance educational opportunities, increase economic viability, and promote energy sustainability through conservation and efficiency. CSR has formed an integrated part of everything we do,” Buainain added. The program is the first of its kind to bring children of ethnic minorities from Yunnan to Beijing, demonstrating the commitment of Aramco Asia to education and learning. Beyond donations or any other forms of corporate philanthropy, it is an investment in knowledge, education, and community development that fosters the healthy well-being of children.