NBK takes part in training young entrepreneurs in LOYAC’s “KON” program

Thursday 25 July 2019
Kuwait City - MENA Herald:

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) took part in the training sessions of the participants in LOYAC’s program “KON”. As a platinum sponsor, NBK provided lectures and guidance on business models during two training sessions held by Bodour Al Adsani from NBK Consumer Banking group and Mashari al Abdul Jaleel from NBK Business banking Group.

“KON” training sessions started on the 2nd of July and will be ongoing until the 7th of August 2019. Throughout the six weeks program, leaders, mentors and trainers, will encourage the participants to create a profitable business plan that solves social challenges.

NBK’s sponsorship and participation in the program comes as a part of its strategic partnership with LOYAC. NBK is dedicated towards supporting talented young people and empowering them towards achieving their goals.

“KON” is one of the initiatives that help invest and support young youths. NBK is elated with the outcome of the program every year year and looks forward to seeing the participants moving into key leadership roles in their near future.

This social entrepreneurship program is co-created with Babson College, the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States and the number one institution in the world for entrepreneurship education. The program aims to introduce young adults between the ages of 12 to 16 to the business world  and to turn their ideas into action.

“KON” students will experience different stages during the program, thinking, planning and doing. The experiential learning journey the students undertake throughout the six weeks supports them to learn skills that include creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration. The students also learn technical skills to write up a successful business plan, and how to pitch their business ideas to investors. By the end of the program, students will be able to present their business ideas before a jury panel, in addition to a professor from Babson College.

NBK believes that investing in human resources is investing in our future. The KON program goes along with NBK’s initiatives to invest in youth and support their aspirations.

LOYAC is a nonprofit organization that runs several programs for the youth to develop their professional skills, enhance their personal growth and help them find their sense of purpose by extending themselves to others.

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