Following a CSR initiative with the Omani Association for Elderly Friends, Bank Sohar has been honoured for its work to empower senior citizens during its annual Sohar Al Atta Convoy in As Sharqia. Members of the association successfully exhibited products after participating in sponsored training sessions, demonstrating the sustainable value delivered by the Bank’s social learning initiative.
Attending the exhibition from Bank Sohar was Mr. Salim Hamed Al Harthi, Acting Head CR at the Ibra Branch, who received a token of appreciation from Ms. Badriya Ahmed Al Saifi- Center Manager of the Omani Association for Elderly Friends. The event was held under the patronage of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Harthy, Director of the Department of Sports Affairs in North Sharqia, with attendees from schools across the governorate, members and volunteers of the association, and the general public.
Commenting on the exhibition, Mr. Ahmed Al Musalmi, CEO of Bank Sohar, said, “Maintaining our long-term support for the association is integral to furthering our work to empower people and contributing to the sustainable growth of society in Oman. The Sohar Al Atta Convoy enhanced our partnership said civil society organization and succeeded in its aim of equipping senior citizens with the means of producing handicrafts as a source of income. We are incredibly grateful to receive this honor from the Omani Association for Elderly Friends, and we wish to take this opportunity to congratulate its members on their success at the exhibition and acknowledge the efforts of volunteers at the association”.
Bank Sohar’s support for the association comprises part of a comprehensive social outreach programme delivered under ‘Sohar Al Atta’. This includes investments in childcare centres, organizations that support the disabled, and other charitable causes. Over the years, Bank Sohar has supported over 30 organisations around the Sultanate under its social responsibility programme, striving to ensure that contributions are carefully planned and evaluated in order to reach the maximum number of people inspiring positive support and meaningful change.
Commenting on Bank Sohar’s continued support, Hamed Salim Al Kindi, Chairman of the Omani Association for Elderly Friends, said, “The exhibition was a fantastic outcome following the sponsored workshops attended by our members. The event demonstrated how investments in training can enable outstanding results in all segments of society, be it local youth, middle-aged citizens or the elderly. We are eternally grateful to have private organizations assist us in our work to provide quality care for Oman’s senior citizens, particularly when it comes to empowering them towards a more sustainable future. We thank Bank Sohar for its longstanding support and honour them with this token of appreciation, as well as the heartfelt thanks of volunteers and members alike”.
The Omani Association for Elderly Friends is a non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of Social Development. Established in 2011, the association works with public and private sector entities, as well as other philanthropic organizations to ensure the wellbeing of senior citizens. It has undertaken the mission of facilitating the day-to-day wellbeing of local communities with a focus on access to quality health services, assistance with processing official tasks, ensuring their rights are protected, and promoting public awareness of issues concerning the elderly.
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