In response to its consistent drive to spearhead Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in the Sultanate of Oman, Oman LNG inked two pivotal agreements with the Ministry of Education. The agreements encapsulate financing two fundamental projects, aimed at boosting research and innovation concepts and capacity building in the country.
The first agreement involves financing the equipping of the Scientific Exploration Centre in North Sharqiyah’s Renewable Energy Education Centre. Through this Centre, Oman LNG aims at raising awareness on the importance of renewable sources of energy like water, wind, hydrogen and sun, which are considered environmentally friendly.
Amongst the other objectives of this agreement is the focus on renewable energy, and its pioneering role in creating a great value to the community through creating innovative entrepreneurship opportunities; while encouraging student’s participation in international and regional competitions.
The second fund includes financing a training programme targeting more than 320 students from a number of Science and Innovation Centres from different schools in North Batinah, South Batinah, South Sharqiyah and Al Dhahira Governorates.
The programme focuses on generating creative and innovative ideas by covering different scopes including; web designs, smart technology, and applications development. To further ensure its sustainability and knowledge-transfer, the programme will also involve training teachers in these fields, where they will ultimately transfer such expertise and skills to the students.
The agreements signed reflect the company’s bold commitment to support education and innovation, while align with Oman 2040 Vision on capacity building. Additionally, these agreements further motivate younger generations to engage in positive competitions and knowledge sharing.
His Excellency Majid Al Bahri, Undersecretary the Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs, and Dr. Amor Al Matani, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation, signed the agreements.
Dr. Amor Al Matani, the CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation, said: “Since inception, Oman LNG has shown a great interest in supporting education and innovation in Oman. We strive to ensure the provision of high-end facilities and inclusive programmes across the nation to ensure all generations are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to face the ever evolving and changing world of today. We are pleased to collaborate again with the Ministry of Education and embark on its journey towards boosting research and innovation in the country, while also focusing on the importance of renewables.”