The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Cairo University Student Chapter (SPE-CUSC) has been playing an effective role in the students’ field serving the petroleum industry by developing the students’ educational, technical and social skills to minimize minimizing the gap between them and the companies’ requirements.

Technical courses, soft-skills programs, events, seminars, simulations, field trips, trainings, job opportunities and many other activities have been provided for years by the CUSC, which serve the implementation of our slogan “Seek The Peak”.

SPE-CUSC members believe that by serving the petroleum industry at the student level and also enhancing the personal skills; they are then serving the community in different ways, as most activities held at the Egyptian universities are mainly charities and society foundations.

The SPE-CUSC’s open soft skills courses and programs can be considered as a community service activities since their target is to improve and build the personalities of young students so that they can take an effective part in the Egyptian society, also, our online magazine, www.yozonia.com, is targeting the youth by reviewing useful information and opinions in all their interests.

Since the beginning of this new term, SPE-CUSC decided to adopt new techniques diverges to provide better community services. The first step was to test our abilities to run and organize a community service activity, which was done in cooperation with the British School of Maadi and the Egyptian Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers by organizing an Orphan’s Day. More than 40 SPE-CUSC active members volunteered in this Orphan’s Day, which was held at the British School to draw smiles and entertain about three hundred young orphans. The event included many activities like playing sports, amusement games, face painting, lunch, cultivating plants, coloring and other games. The volunteers’ responsibilities were to supervise orphans and assist them in their activities. Fortunately, this was a successful event as the target of this day was achieved and each orphan returned to his place with a big smile and some beautiful gifts.

The Orphan’s Day was a successful test to evaluate our capabilities in such a huge community service activity. The positive feedbacks, we had received that day, motivated the team to take more steps. Hence, we decided to create a new committee at our chapter’s structure, entitled Community Service Committee (CSC), which was designed specially to create, plan and organize any community service activities that SPE-CUSC can take part in.

This new addition follows a series of positive accomplishments made by the SPE-CUSC, and yet many more to come such as:
•        Blood donation campaign targeting more than 100 donors
•        First Aid courses targeting university, school students and university workers
•        Recycling Project “Keeping our University Clean Project” by collecting the waste and making deals with recycling companies to take this waste.
•        Elderly home visit: In our youth-based society, elders are often shunted aside, marginalized, institutionalized, and ignored. Volunteers will visit the matched elderly at the elderly home at a pre-arranged time to chat with them and understand their daily life. Providing sustainable and regular visiting services for private home elderly by matching volunteers. Emphasizing the creation of a trusting relationship between the elderly and the volunteers by stable, personal and continuing visits.
•        Regular visits to the 57375 Children Cancer Hospital
•        Sports Day
•        Science Festival

We want to spread our message and mission for better serving the community in different ways. Our values and vision make us to believe in our abilities and achievements and we will keep tracking the success everywhere. SPE-CUSC continues serving the community…

If you are interested in participating in any of our CS events contact us at: marketing@spe-cairo.com

By Mohamed El Shazly, Public Relations Head, SPE Cairo University Student Chapter

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