Amman, 30 April 2013 – As part of Hikma Global Volunteering Campaign, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, participated in INJAZ’s fourth “Young Volunteers Day”. Hikma organizes the global volunteering day annually across all its facilities worldwide aiming to encourage more employees at its different units to invest time in their local communities. This year, Hikma teamed up with INJAZ to spread the spirit of volunteerism among school students and Hikma employees to raise awareness about social responsibility and community service.
The activities of the program were held in sixteen schools in Salt, Sahab and different areas of Amman, where Hikma facilities are located, as part of Hikma’s commitment of giving back to the local community. On the 23rd and the 24th of April 2013, Hikma employees teamed up with 2200 students, from seventh to tenth grades, from the sixteen schools to get involved in various activities at their respective schools and communities. Activities revolved around community service, environment, and health and safety. They included meals preparation to those less fortunate, libraries’ renovation, cleaning, painting walls and planting trees at the school premises, in addition to health and safety awareness sessions such as traffic awareness and evacuation procedures in cases of fire and disasters.
Commenting on the volunteering day activities, Ms. Hana Ramadan, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, said: “Hikma initiated its global volunteering day six years ago to allow its staff to take part in important and rewarding activities that help those less fortunate in their communities. Through our collaboration with INJAZ this year we are trying to spread out volunteerism spirit, raise awareness about social responsibility, support Jordan’s youth and enhance the educational environment among students”.
Mr Fawaz Y. Salah the director of Inspirational & Career Guidance Program in INJAZ added: “Young Volunteer Day aims to instill the spirit of volunteerism in young people from an early age by engaging them in activities that directly benefit their schools. We are proud of our partnership with Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and their professional staff, for their commitment to invest in young people in our schools”.
INJAZ first started in 1999 as a USID funded program and in 2001 it became an independent non-profit Jordanian organization under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah with the mission of inspiring and preparing young Jordanians to become productive members in their society and succeed in the global economy. Since its inception, INJAZ has successfully reached over 780,000 beneficiaries across the kingdom through its network of dedicated volunteers and its partners from the private, public, and civic society sectors. INJAZ is also a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide.