The competition aimed at promoting and strengthening volunteerism among institutions and individuals.
The team that won the first place was awarded RO4,000, and the second and third teams received a cash prize of RO3,000 and RO 2,000 respectively.
The remaining six teams were given RO1,000 each for participation. Organised in association with Oman Network of Volunteers 'Taawon', the ceremony was held under the patronage of Mohammed bin Abdullah al Mahrouqi, chairman, Public Authority for Electricity and Water.
Eng Ali Shamas, CEO, Dhofar Power Company and a member in the sustainability committee at Nama Group said, “Volunteering for public community service is one of the most noble, patriotic and humanitarian actions that Islam encourages us to do. We strongly believe that human resource is the cornerstone of productivity, which is why Nama Group is investing in human resources through this competition.”
Speaking about two key objectives, Eng Shamas said, “First is to train the group’s employees in the basics of volunteer work (This is carried out by trainers from Taawon’ Each employee picks a ‘volunteer workday’ of their choice). Second is the Wiyakum competition for the best volunteer project, which aims to encourage volunteerism by supporting various volunteer projects around Oman.”
Ghada al Yousef, executive manager, communication and sustainability at Nama Group, said, “At Nama, we strongly maintain that the success of our sustainability policy first lies with the individual and then the society.
“Therefore, this competition was designed to help youth to develop their volunteer projects by employing their talents and creativity.
“Wiyakum aims to provide long-term benefits to individuals and the society at large.”