Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) is supporting AUK for a Cause (AUKause), a student-run philanthropy organization of the American University of Kuwait (AUK), in its voyage to Nepal by supplying volunteers with all their apparel and gear needs from Explorers Base.
Structured as a student-led community service organization, AUKause members embarked on a 10-day volunteer trip to Nepal, led by OXadventure, a non-profit organization that aims to inspire youth through travel, charity and adventure. Explorers Base supplied the program with world-class, top-of-the-line gear from The North face, Patagonia and Coleman to aid them on their journey which began in the streets of Kathmandu, followed by a 5-day, 4-night hike on Panchasee Trail through extreme temperatures before reaching their final destination in Kathmandu Valley, where they worked on restoring the infrastructure of a school in the village.
AAW General Manager, Ali F. Al Mutawa said: “Supporting the youth of Kuwait is something we feel strongly about here at AAW, particularly those seeking out to do good for others. Whether it is a charity run, dinner fundraiser or travel adventure to help those in need, we encourage the youth of our country to partake in such activities to help enrich their minds and learn to help others. Groups like AUKause should inspire others, and we encourage all those interested to come to us for any assistance or their gear needs as we provide the best products of craftsmanship, design and performance that our youth need to learn and be safe.”
Beginning in Kathmandu, AUKause aided in the redevelopment of old buildings and classrooms by plastering walls, teaching students, and setting up a computer lab and library with over 300 books. During the trip, students assisted in the installation of water systems and building a tap stand to renovate water supply, while partaking in daily activity such as the Panchassee Yoga Trek.
Explorers Base is the leading retailer in Kuwait for all outdoor needs. With a large variety of products in-store, Explorers Base provides customers with gear of high-performance and apparel of the highest-quality, made for the outdoors which include The North Face, Patagonia, Arc’teryx and Houdini.
About Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW):
Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) is one of the largest trading and commercial companies in Kuwait, operating in seven diverse business sectors and distributes in Kuwait’s surging wholesale, retail and consumer market over 100 different global brands, including world-class brands such as Procter and Gamble, Clorox, Roche, Takeda, Biotronik, Nuxe, Bioderma, Nolte Group, La Cornue, Bosch, Siemens, The North Face, Coleman, Nike, The Athlete’s Foot, Crocs, Puma, Shoebox New York, among many others.
AAW’s continuously growing business lines include Consumer Goods, Furniture, Kitchens, Home Appliances, Outdoor Gear and Equipment, Sports and Fashion, Real Estate, and Pharmaceuticals where it is a leading wholesale and retail distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products. It also holds a renowned portfolio of principals like Pfizer and Novo Nordisk distributed through its subsidiary Safwan Trading and Contracting (Safwan). Safwan is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange.