Aramco Asia India (AAI) employees volunteered for an “Innovation Days Challenge” as part of the Saudi Aramco Global Signature Program (GSP) recently, with the aim of enabling youth and nurturing culture and creativity. The GSP works with global partners and provides volunteering opportunities related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programs.
Led by Mohammed S. Al-Herbish, AAI managing director, Aramco partnered with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and EnPower to engage young students aged 11 to 24 to solve challenges related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Over four days, 20 AAI volunteers worked with 108 students on an “Aramco connected cities challenge, SDG 11.” They explored emerging technologies with a view to making transportation infrastructure more efficient, accessible, and sustainable.
Al-Herbish said: “Aramco is dedicated to working with local communities in designing smart solutions for urban mobility. The focus of this program is to collaborate with bright young minds to make cities safer, healthier, environmentally sustainable, and resilient.”
NFTE is a global nonprofit organization providing high quality and unique entrepreneurship-related learning experiences that empower middle school, high school, and post-secondary students to own their futures.
Three members of the AAI Public Affairs team were recently recognized by NFTE as among their “top ten volunteers.”