ACK Holds 3rd Annual Blood Drive

As a part of its corporate social responsibility, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Department at ACK organized the 3rd annual blood drive. The campaign entitled “Every Drop Matters,” was held from the 15th to the 17th of October, 2019 and was sponsored by Online Institute and ACK MyPrint.

Following with the success of the previous blood drives held by ACK over the past two years, this year’s blood drive was extended to 3 days to meet the popular demand. The objective of the event was to propagate the significance of blood donation in saving lives, and to generate awareness about receiving and donating blood from different blood types. In order to do so, the event was themed with “Every Drop Matters.”

The event included different activities to raise awareness regarding blood donation, and these activities were organized by volunteering students under the guidance of Ms. Mariam Al-Maraghi, Healthy and Safety Business Development Manager, at ACK. During the first activity, donors were welcomed with an interactive quiz matching each blood type with the types they could donate from and to.

The event was massively successful in attracting donors which included ACK students, staff and alumni. Overall, The Central Blood bank of Kuwait collected a total of 260 blood bags from the event; however, donors who were willing to donate before the screening were a total of 304 people.

Showing her gratitude to those who made the success of the event possible, Ms. Al-Maraghi said “The rank of humanitarian is a rank only a few can achieve, and our dear students and staff were able to achieve it through this campaign”.

ACK would like to thank its community for participation. The drive would not have been successful without the collaboration of departments and volunteering students who were an added

Posted on Nov. 3, 2019

ACK Organized a Seminar about Entrepreneurship for Students

The Teaching and Learning Center at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) organized a speaking event delivered by Mr. Khalid Al-Zanki, founder of the first LAUNCH Agency in the Middle East.

Mr. Al-Zanki is an entrepreneur who is a leading advisor in the region on launching products and services. He is also a talented speaker and coach who has worked with high profile brands and experts for more than 12 years.

The event, titled “Get Inspired, Know the Do’s and Don’ts of Doing a Business,” focused on the different aspects of business and entrepreneurship. The Objective was to provide students with an opportunity to learn about varied innovation and entrepreneurship activities which would help them succeed in business, and to also motivate and inspire them to explore and develop their vision in the field of entrepreneurship.

Mr. Al-Zanki stressed the importance of hard work and perseverance for success. “The best way to invest is to invest in yourself,” said Mr. Al-Zanki.

Ms. Rola Mourdaa, Senior Instructor at the ACK School of Business and Manager of the Teaching and Learning Center commented on the seminar, noting the positive reception of the students along with the importance and positive effects of entrepreneurship on the entrepreneur and on society as a whole.

“The seminar was very interactive and audience were engaged and had very positive feedback,” said Ms. Mourdaa. “An entrepreneur is a dreamer, thinker and doer, he sees opportunities that others don't and build upon to help society solve a problem, overcome a gap and generate profits out of that.”

Posted on September. 26, 2019

ACK Alumni participated in the “Seeds for the Future” Program of Huawei

ACK In partnership with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs in Kuwait, and Huawei Technologies, the leading global information and communication (ICT) solutions provider officially launched the global flagship CSR program “Seeds for the Future” in Kuwait for the fifth year in a row.

The event was held and supported by ACK, Vice President of Administrative Affairs at ACK; Dr. Abdullah Karkouh stated “I would like to thank Huawei for sending our alumni to China to gain the practice and experience”.

Posted on Dec. 11, 2018

ACK alumni win Engineers without Borders Competition

A team of four Engineering alumni from ACK won first place in the Kuwait national “Challenge” competition organized by Engineers without Borders. The prize includes the opportunity to attend the annual conference of the “World Federation of Engineering Organizations” (WFEO) in London as well as present a paper in the “Young Engineers Future Leaders Committee”.

Members of the winning ACK team were Hanadi AlHouli, Huda AlQahtani and Shabnam Mahmoudi who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) and Omayma Al Fassam who graduated with Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical). The competition required students to submit a design to improve conditions in refugee camps. The focus of the ACK entry covered sustainable housing units for the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya that has around 250,000 refugees.

The Head of the ACK Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Sayed Soleimani, mentored the alumni during their research for their entry and he expressed his deep pride in their achievement commenting that it is very pleasing when young people are able to use their knowledge and skills for community development.

The submission from the ACK alumni covered detailed aspects of the housing including water, sanitation, weather factors and use of sustainable local materials wherever possible. The members of the team were required to make a formal presentation as well as respond to questions from the judging panel.

Posted on Oct 1, 2018