In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility program and demonstrating its on-going support towards charitable causes and the local community, Bank Sohar recently supported the Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities in Salalah through assisting the Centre in the purchase of various sports and physiotherapy equipment as well as various educational tools and games for children.
The support, in the form of a cheque was handed over at Bank Sohar’s branch in Salalah to a representative member from Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities, by Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki, DGM of Human Resources and Corporate Support at Bank Sohar, in the presence of Mr. Mazin Al Raisi, AGM – Head of Marketing and Publicity, Bank Sohar.
Commenting on the Bank’s contribution, Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki noted, “Since inception, Bank Sohar has always placed great importance on its various community service programmes, adopting it as a core part of its corporate philosophy. As a result, the Bank actively supports several charitable organizations in various regions of the Sultanate; having recently initiated similar programs within the Salalah region.”
“Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities has devoted a lot of energy and resources to foster the development and wellbeing of our children and youth, and has continually provided them with crucial support in order to help cope with their disabilities. The Centre has also helped change any lingering discriminatory attitudes within the area, further strengthening the community. We sincerely hope the donation will facilitate the Centre’s tasks and will help them provide better services for the children,” added Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki.
In addition to the Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities in Salalah, Bank Sohar has supported a broad range of organizations across the Sultanate in the current year, including Al Noor Association of the Blind – Sohar, Muscat and Salalah branches, Dar Al Atta, Oman Road Safety Association, Association of Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities, Creative Centre for Rehabilitation, and Oman Association for the Disabled. Bank Sohar’s CSR initiatives have become an integral part of its operational strategy and as a result, it has received several accolades for its CSR efforts over the past years, both regionally and internationally. The Bank plans to continue in its steadfast quest of philanthropy with many more donations and charitable events planned for the current year.
On receiving this support from the Bank, Ms. Noor Ba’Omar, Supervisor of the Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities thanked Bank Sohar and commented, “We are truly grateful for the support we have received from Bank Sohar. As one of the leading private sector organisations as well as one of the most prolific supporters of charitable organisations such as ours, Bank Sohar has established itself as a pillar of the community. Their generosity and devotion towards those in need is truly commendable and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
Established in 1991, Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities in Salalah works towards improving living standards for children with various disabilities such as impaired hearing, blindness, autism and other physical and mental disabilities. The Centre aims to do so by providing such children with comprehensive rehabilitation and support programs such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, sports and much more.
Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities in cooperation with the responsible authorities also explores employment opportunities for its members and provides them with all the necessary training. These services enable beneficiaries of such centres to continue living a normal life and becoming contributing members of the society.
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