In its endeavour to support initiatives that educate and foster the skill and knowledge development of students within the Sultanate, Volkswagen Oman, represented by Wattayah motors, has announced its sponsorship of the Society of Chemical Engineering (SChemE); for the academic year 2015/2016.
A non-profit student led society, SChemE was established and authorised by the College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 2001 to support the development of students’ skills and knowledge of chemical engineering. The society organises various activities and programmes throughout the year for chemical engineering students for various universities and colleges across the country. These activities include gatherings, engineering challenges and a Cheme car competition among others. The sponsorship by Volkswagen Oman will support SChemE with major activates in 2016.
Andrew Squires, General Manager of Volkswagen Oman said, “Aside from fostering team work, student led societies like SChemE foster leadership skills and teamwork, whilst enhancing communication and the exchange of expertise and knowledge between students from different educational institutes in the Sultanate.
He continued, “Contests such as their Cheme car competition further enhance student knowledge and ability whilst showcasing the incredible talent, ingenuity and skill of students in the Sultanate. Given its overall benefits to the community, we believe it is our responsibility to support such initiatives and do our part in fostering the development of the youth in the country.”
Thanking Volkswagen Oman for their support, Dr. Farouq Sabri Mjali, the Supervisor of SChemE said, “On behalf of everyone at SChemE I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Volkswagen Oman for their support. Their valuable contribution will go a long way towards ensuring the success of our planned events for this year.”