165 volunteer teams to compete in second Wiyakum competition

Muscat - 

A series of training workshops were held as part of the second Wiyakum competition recently. As many as 165 volunteer teams including 21 from Nama Group have registered for Wiyakum competition.

There are 5,000 volunteers in total. According to a press release, the workshops focused on several subjects including the culture of volunteerism, management of voluntary initiatives, mechanisms of obtaining support to implement these sustainable projects in a scientific and systematic manner in accordance with local volunteering standards.

The Nama Group organised a workshop on sustainability and standards, approved by the group, with regards to supporting and implementing projects in social, economic and environmental fields. The Wiyakum competition is part of the sustainability policy which aims to support Omani youth in the voluntary field and to develop their creativity.

Ghada bint Mohammed al Yousef, executive manager, communications and sustainability at Nama Group said, “We have received 76 volunteering projects in different fields. These projects were evaluated to choose the best nine projects in the voluntary organisations’ category, and the best six projects in Nama employees’ category which will be implemented in the upcoming period. “In addition, there will be an evaluation to choose the best three ideas in the social, economic and environmental fields, along with the best expressive image of voluntary work.”

In February, Nama Group signed the Wiyakum project and competition agreement with Oman Network of Volunteers (Taawon) as part of the group’s sustainability programme. The agreement included funding the second Wiyakum project which will cover the competition for volunteering teams. The competition aims to engage employees of the group along with teams from the community in implementing voluntary initiatives in the sultanate which will be presented by the teams during the competition period.

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