ZAIN IRAQ IS AMAR’S LEADING CORPORATE PARTNER AND HAS BEEN SUPPORTING AMAR IN THE DELIVERY OF ALL ITS PROJECTS IN IRAQ SINCE 2007. ZAIN AND AMAR ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THE DESPERATE NEED FOR HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION AFTER DECADES OF NEGLECT AND DETERIORATION OF THE HEALTH AND EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE.
With Zain’s support, AMAR supports communities throughout Iraq. Since the partnership began, more than 257,000 families have received monthly visits from AMAR Women Health Volunteers, and over 6,000 health education sessions have been held in the community. Nearly 75,000 school children have received supplementary education in subjects including Human Rights and the Rule of Law and Political Participation training, with many thousands of university students and adults receiving weekly or daily classes in subjects ranging from literacy and numeracy to IT, English language and civic participation. Without Zain’s input none of this would be possible. The support provided by Zain is central to every health consultation or literacy class which AMAR delivers in Iraq.
AMAR’s Executive Chairman, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, is in no doubt about the exceptional nature of Zain’s commitment: “Our partnership with Zain is a remarkable demonstration of a major corporation going far above and beyond its commercial obligations to help a population rebuild their lives and their country.
“Through its support for AMAR’s work, not to mention its many other philanthropic activities, Zain is setting an outstanding corporate social responsibility example, which in my experience is unique in the extent to which it is having a direct and sustainable impact on people’s lives.”
A spokesman for Zain explained why they are so fully committed to their sponsorship and support of AMAR.
“Zain is committed to positively participating in the creation of a wonderful world which represents our core values. They are there to help build capacity in the region, support economic development, empower youth through education and enable access to health care. These are the main pillars of our sustainability and CSR strategy,” he said.
AMAR’s Chief Executive, Richard Crow, said: “Beyond the headline statistics which demonstrate Zain’s impact through AMAR’s work in Iraq – such as the huge numbers of child health consultations and women health volunteer family visits which Zain’s support has enabled – the scale and structure of Zain’s commitment to AMAR have been essential to our continued work and enabling AMAR to plan strategically.”
“The consistency and regularity of the funding helps AMAR to make individual project management decisions based on the best interests of beneficiaries, local staff and the project itself. Without Zains support such decisions would be governed by bureaucratic and political pressures on donor agencies,” he added.