Kuwait: KidZania Kuwait, the exciting kids-size metropolis, expressed its sincere appreciation to Zakat House, the leading charity organization in Kuwait, for its recent initiative in constructing a well in Bangladesh and dedicating it to the children of KidZania.
This heartfelt gesture came to express appreciation for the children’s contribution and active participation in the charity activity at the Zakat House establishment in KidZania. The project was also put together to encourage more children to be charitable and to foster the virtues of selflessness, giving and sharing within them.
The first of its kind outside Kuwait, the newly built well in Bangladesh runs the depth of 90 meters underground and is equipped with three separate filters and storage, serving the domestic and daily needs of 35 different families in the village/area.
Fernando Medroa, Vice President of Leisure and Entertainment at M.H. Alshaya Co. said: “This thoughtful gesture by Zakat House is a great example that is guaranteed to teach children how the smallest act of giving can be replicated and have a bigger impact on other people. It is because of the kid’s hard work and dedication to the charity activity in Zakat House that the organization decided to help other people who are in need around the world; an accomplishment which they should all own and take pride in.”
Head of Public Relations at Zakat House, Abdulaziz Al Batti said: “In recognition of the great engagement children have shown at the Zakat House establishment in KidZania, we have decided to construct a well in Bangladesh while dedicate it to the children of KidZania Kuwait. We have also recognized the efforts put forth by KidZania Kuwait’s management team by offering them a recognition trophy as a small token of appreciation.”
Al Batti also added: “Within the upcoming phase, Zakat House also plans on working with KidZania’s management to further develop the Zakat House establishment activity, to make it more fun and engaging and attract the interest of more children.”
KidZania is a heavy community-driven brand which carries many corporate social responsibility projects throughout the year. In addition to enhancing the quality of children’s education, it is also committed to instilling life-learnt values within them and to the betterment of the communities where it is based.
Much more than a children’s museum or family entertainment center, KidZania takes interactive entertainment and learning to an entirely new level by combining role-playing with real life. KidZania creates a children-centric city experience designed to educate and inspire 4 to 14-year olds – from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city center to exploring the city streets. We replicate the real world in a safe and self-contained over 7,000 square meter children-sized city. As in the real world, children choose activities – such as being a police officer, doctor, journalist or a shopkeeper – and earn money which they can then spend or save. KidZania operates just like a real city complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy and recognizable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands. The facilities are designed to educate through experience, fostering the development of life skills, but from a children perspective – it’s all about fun.
KidZania, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, is privately held. This award-winning concept is recognized globally for its unique blend of entertainment and education for children. The first KidZania opened in Mexico City in 1999. There are currently 20 KidZania attractions in total including Monterrey, Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; Jakarta, Indonesia; Koshien, Japan; Lisbon, Portugal; Dubai, UAE; Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Cuicuilco, Mexico; Santiago, Chile; Bangkok, Thailand; Mumbai, India; Cairo, Egypt and Istanbul, Turkey. To date, more than 20 million kids and parents have visited the facilities globally. The trajectory continues with more facilities in development, including locations in Singapore, Russia and the United States.
KidZania Kuwait is a (7,000 square meter) facility, located in The Mall – The Avenues and is operated by M.H. Alshaya Co.
About Zakat House:
In Rabi’ Al-Awal 1403 AH coincident with 16th January 1982, the law no.5 for the year1982 was issued about establishing Zakat House as a public authority with an independent budget and a legal personality and submits to the supervision of the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. Establishing Zakat House was a pioneering step to revive one of the Islamic pillars and facilitate its fulfillment. It works on collecting and distributing Zakat and charities by the best, most efficient and legally permissible ways that suit the rapid developments and the needs of the society.