Sohar International is proud to reaffirm its steadfast commitment and contribution towards supporting the country's healthcare system through its partnership with Athar Foundation. The Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ahmed Al Musalmi, met with Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi, Chairman of the Health Endowment Foundation (Athar), Mr Ahmed Al Khonji, Member of the Board of Directors of Athar Foundation, and Ms Taqwa Al Lawati, Executive Manager of Athar Foundation to discuss their current partnership and explore new ways to collaborate.
The meeting aimed to build on the success of their previous joint initiatives and to further support the health sector. The corporate alliance between the three organizations has already made a significant impact in the healthcare landscape in Oman, and the renewed commitment is set to bring about further progress in this area.
Mr. Ahmed Al Musalmi commented on the bank's corporate social responsibility strategy, saying, "Our primary goal has always been to drive holistic wellbeing in the community and transform lives by supporting pioneering initiatives that touch every segment of society. We are indeed delighted to join hands with a noble organization like Athar Foundation, which has consistently adopted innovative methods to address the welfare of society."
Sohar International has a track record of supporting initiatives that benefit society, and this meeting is another step towards achieving that goal. Recently, the bank provided financial aid to Ihsan Association to purchase a fully equipped ambulance through Athar Foundation. Additionally, the bank extended financial aid last year to support the procurement of medical equipment for Hai Al Mina health centers in Muttrah, highlighting its dedication to supporting initiatives that have a positive impact on the community.
Mr. Al Musalmi added “Sohar International's CSR strategy stems from the bank's belief that the private sector have a responsibility to positively impact the society ensuring sustainable business practices that benefit the community. By partnering with organizations like Athar Foundation, the bank is taking a proactive approach to making a positive impact on society.”
Expressing his gratitude to Sohar International, Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi, Chairman of the Health Endowment Foundation (Athar) said, “"Ensuring access to quality healthcare facilities, particularly emergency medical services, is crucial for the well-being of a significant portion of our population. The financial aid granted to the association will be a strong boost to our logistical ability to serve a large segment of the community and help us carry out our duties with increased efficiency. Through the continued support of institutions like Sohar International, we have been able to enhance the quality of life and provide a more conducive living environment for our citizens."
As a progressive, agile, and dynamic bank, Sohar International's initiatives span across diverse sectors that include education, health, sports, and others. Through meaningful partnerships with leading charities and institutions dedicated to community welfare, the bank has remained steadfast in contributing to the nation's socio-economic progress. Sohar International not only acknowledges the importance of enacting its social duties but also remains vigilant in pursuing the effects of its coordinated efforts to ensure that it has a sustainable impact on the larger community.