Beirut, Lebanon: PepsiCo, the world’s largest food and beverage companies, concluded in partnership with Ajialouna, the charity organization dedicated to supporting education, health, and social work, “Tomooh Saad Abdul Latif” for university scholarships in its twelfth year. This program aimed at empowering the Arab youth to pursue their education, distributed 270 financial grants this year, to students from various regions across Lebanon at Ajialouna’s premises.
Commenting on the occasion, PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President MENA Mr Nadim Nakfour credited the success of Tomooh to PepsiCo’s partnership with Ajialouna association, he also acknowledged the joint efforts of all involved have helped make possible the program’s 12th successful year. He added saying that “Tomooh Saad Abdul-Latif program is one of the several ways in which PepsiCo supports education development in Lebanon upon equal opportunities for all beneficiaries. Tomooh empowers determined students to face financial challenges achieve their ambitions, despite all obstacles, and become productive members of society.
For her part, Dr. Lena Dada, President of the Ajialouna Association, reiterated the importance of the Tomooh program and its positive impact throughout the years. She commended PepsiCo’s initiative to empower disadvantaged Lebanese youths and urged other private companies to do the same.
Since its launch in 2006, Tomooh Saad Abdul-Latif program has granted more than 2818 scholarships for well-deserving students throughout Lebanon. This program is one of the several ways in which PepsiCo supports the youths’ empowerment through education in Lebanon and the region, through its commitment to Performance with Purpose as the company strive to support local communities and invest in them.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate.
Ajialouna is a charitable non-profit association founded in March 1995 under Registration No. 41 / AD, then got the public benefit Decree No. 4278 later. Ajialouna’s activities revolve around 3 main programs, school health programs, f social assistance, pledges and women empowerment programs, education and awareness programs.