PISJ-ES students participate in spelling bee competition

Winners of the spelling bee competition held at the PISJ-ES.
Updated 23 November 2017
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PISJ-ES students participate in spelling bee competition

PISJ-ES (Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section) recently organized a spelling bee competition for students of classes 1 to 8.
The school authorities said the contest aimed at enhancing the students’ communication skills and learning the appropriate usage of words.
The program commenced with a recitation of the holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
Principal Adnan Nasir said: “Such competitions are important, not because they provide a platform to the best spellers but because they give exposure to our students to explore the new avenues of the ‘world of words’ in their academic and future professional lives.”
He added: “Therefore, the objective of such competitions is not just to expect our students to spell the words correctly and win the competition but to help them learn discipline and how to tackle pressure and take decisions ... in all their future endeavours. By learning words, they develop their skills to communicate effectively, which is required in every aspect of life.” He urged the students to understand the power of words, which has the ability to “inspire and shatter” at the same time.
Ahmed Waseem, Yasir Ahmed and Fatima Masood from grade 1 acquired first, second and third positions, respectively. Rawdah Khalid, Abdullah Khan and Ahmed Akhtar acquired the first, second and third positions in grade 2, respectively.
Huda Waqas (first), Ibrahim Ahmed (second) and and Rubab Tahir (third) from grade 3 bagged the top three positions while from grade 4, Muhammad Arsalan (first), Shaher bano (second) and Fatima Ibrahim (third) were declared the winners. The spelling champs from grade 5 were Muhammad Khalid Iqbal (first), Manal Fatima (second) and Maryam Farrukh (third).
From grade 6, Rayan Saqib, Abdullah Waseem and Abdul Aleem were declared winners for the first, second and third positions, respectively. From grade 7, Muhammad Rafey won the first position, Momina Adnan stood second while the third position was acquired by Muhammad Hunain. From grade 8, Syed Qaisar Khurram stood first, second place was taken by Maria Zahid, while Dua Tahir achieved the third position.
The program concluded with the distribution of trophies and certificates to the winners.


Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain’s dedicated booth at the GITEX Technology Week. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain Kuwait inaugurated its dedicated booth at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018). The international event is hosted in Dubai until Oct. 18, where technology leaders and pioneers gather under one roof for five days to showcase the latest tech applications that will enrich the digital world’s revolution. 

The opening ceremony witnessed the visit of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, where he was welcomed by Zain Group’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Consul General in Dubai Diab Al-Rashidi, as well as Zain’s executive management and strategic partners from global firms.

During his tour at Zain’s booth, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his admiration of the role Zain plays in transforming the telecom sector in the Middle East, as well as the company’s efforts in advancing innovation within the enterprise sector that witnesses constant leaps of change in the region’s markets. 

GITEX Technology Week, organized by the Dubai World Trade Center and featuring the biggest global companies, organizations, and entities from the telecom and IT industry, is considered one of the biggest events in the industry around world. 

Through its participation in GITEX, Zain aims to showcase its capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035) that stems from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s conceptualized vision of a new Kuwait by 2035, which is based on five expected outcomes and seven key pillars. Through its booth at GITEX, Zain provides the technologies required under each of the seven pillars to achieve the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan. 

At GITEX, Zain offers its latest innovative solutions based on the seven pillars of the Kuwait National Development Plan, which are Smart Security, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Economy, and Smart Infrastructure. 

The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence. Solutions for Smart Education include connected classrooms and virtual classrooms. Solutions for Smart Health include remote chronic illness management, remote medical collaboration solutions, health care cloud services, and more. 

Zain’s smart solutions also feature solutions for Smart Mobility, including smart parking, remote monitoring, and smart public signage. Solutions for Smart Living include smart districts, energy management, facility management, smart metering, smart lighting, smart benches, digital signage, and smart waste bins. Smart Economy solutions include the smart investment platform, E-Wallet, payment platform, and smart retail. Finally, Smart Infrastructure solutions include the integrated DNX Platform, which enables all individual services to run in a cohesive environment, and synergizes across applications by fusing data and analysis to provide a 360-degree platform view for digital service development, management, and operations.