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BankMuscat marks job training of hearing impaired youth

MUSCAT, 11 April 2012 - BankMuscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, celebrated the graduation of 15 hearing impaired Omani youth who underwent a vocational training programme launched by the Bank in association with Carrefour hypermarket. Said Al Badai, DGM – Branches, presented certificates to the youth who successfully completed the training programme at Arabian Training Centre.

The training programme was launched by the Bank as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to equip young Omanis suffering from hearing and speech impediments to gain employable skills and overcome difficulties they face in career development. The 15 youth who benefited from the training programme have been absorbed by Carrefour for various jobs.

Manasik al Moosawi from BankMuscat said: “As part of BankMuscat's CSR commitment, a comprehensive plan is in place to train Omani youth in various fields. The bank attaches importance in supporting people with special needs, especially the segments dependent on social security and other groups who need support and assistance."

Ahmed bin Hamad al Saidi, a beneficiary of the training programme, thanked BankMuscat for the initiative which contributed to developing workplace skills.

Manasik added: “Empowering the physically challenged persons helps them to actively participate in nation-building. BankMuscat is very sensitive to the needs of people with special needs and keen on enriching their lives. The training programme is yet another affirmation that BankMuscat is a true partner in supporting people with special needs.
Such programmes help in achieving a better understanding of the needs of physically challenged people in the wider community."

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of BankMuscat is a commitment to contribute towards sustainable development by working closely with local communities with the aim of improving living standards in a manner that serves the national economy and development process at the same time. Equal consideration is accorded to environmental, social and economic issues when pursuing efforts aimed at achieving development and improving living standards.