The founder, Tariq al Barwani, along with the president, Khalfan al Mahrazy, handed the trophy with the certificate at a current meeting held to talk about additional assistance to the initiative.
“Being awarded with the best community impact award from Knowledge Oman is a huge achievement for me and the entire IVO team development. We aim to set up the best abroad programs for Omanis to volunteer in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mombasa and in Kenya to help Omanis with volunteering abroad,” mentioned Touqi.
International Volunteers Oman (IVO) began as an concept to offer cost-effective abroad applications for Omanis, graduates, job seekers/unemployed to utilise their time and share their education to disadvantaged communities abroad, as nicely as higher college volunteering trips for international schools in Oman. Touqi received guidance and assistance with his concept by means of the Knowledge Oman’s Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme in 2016 exactly where he was enrolled in a C3 Social Enterprise Accelerator. Touqi along with a volunteering team managed to run programmes in Zanzibar that contain donations of college bags, table and chairs to the needy in addition to setting up Omani programmes for volunteers in Zainzibar.
“The goal of the award is to encourage bright individuals to launch innovative projects where they get the necessary coaching, advise and support needed to impact the society and country in a positive way. Touqi was a great example and we are honoured to support him,” mentioned Barwani, founder of Knowledge Oman.
Knowledge Oman has been actively supporting and recognising people living in the sultanate that have carried out projects that impacts the nation and society with the aim of focusing on projects that creates new jobs, volunteer efforts, revolutionary activities or solutions that market social targets and social great with the intent creating a distinction in the nation and neighborhood as a entire. The award has been produced to market and recognise talents in the nation.
Information Source: Muscat Daily