Muscat, 22 June 2020
Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in the Sultanate, in line with its commitment to supporting the youth, will announce its much-awaited list of 15 beneficiaries of the Green Sports programme for 2020 on Wednesday, June 24, at 7.30pm. The general public can follow the live broadcast of the announcement through the bank’s official social media accounts on YouTube and Twitter.
Since its inception in 2012, the programme has gained momentum with the number of applicants increasing every year. The Green Sports programme aims to enhance the bank’s pioneering role in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Oman. The scope of Green Sports support for sports teams include greening of football fields with natural or synthetic turf, floodlights or water desalination equipment in areas facing problems of water salinity. Ensuring wider representation, Green Sports support is helping develop sustainable sports infrastructure across the Sultanate.
The Green Sports programme has created an ideal platform for social engagement among youth and is contributing to the emergence of more Omani talent in football, which will greatly boost the national teams. The football fields developed as part of the Green Sports programme are serving as a meeting place for children and youth for different social activities and greatly contributing to a positive culture and community wellbeing. The programme has been continued every year by the bank as a result of the great popularity and support it enjoys among youth teams, the public and media in the Sultanate. As a leading Omani institution keen to enhance public-private partnership, the bank’s CSR activities are leading to enhanced sustainable growth for Omani society. Since its launch in 2012, the programme has benefitted 108 teams. Its progress is continuously tracked in both the media as well as various social media accounts in the country, leading to greater awareness of the need for corporate social responsibility to ensure sustainable development for the society.