MUSCAT, 02 January 2019
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in recognition of its commitment to sustainable social development, was honoured by the Ministry of Social Development at an event attended by dignitaries, senior government and private sector officials. The guest of honour, H.E Dr. Abdul Monim Bin Mansour Al Hassani, Minister of Information, presented the plaque of honour to the bank for its contribution to developing a football field for Al Aman Centre for the Handicapped in Al Khoudh.
Al Aman Centre provides therapeutic and rehabilitation services aimed at integrating physically challenged children into mainstream society. The centre, which has over 300 children under its care, regularly conducts programmes to raise awareness on disability issues and how to deal with them.
The support for Al Aman Centre complements the bank’s Green Sports initiative to promote Oman as a sporting nation. The Green Sports initiative launched by Bank Muscat in 2012 has gained momentum with a total of 93 sports teams across the Sultanate benefiting from the support to green their fields till date.
As a forward looking financial institution, Bank Muscat is at the forefront in contributing to society and thereby setting a fine example for the corporate sector to develop social responsibility as a corporate culture. As the pioneer of CSR activities in the banking sector in Oman, the bank has implemented several initiatives benefiting various segments of society. Sustainability is a running theme in all stakeholder engagement initiatives and activities, ensuring lasting positive benefits aimed at strengthening ties with the local community.
The gesture benefiting children with special needs is aimed at helping them overcome challenges and integrate with the mainstream society. Bank Muscat is committed to supporting and helping the physically challenged to lead normal lives and thereby contribute to society. The bank is sensitive to the needs of physically challenged people and a true partner in supporting their needs.
All CSR programmes draw from the bank’s values of leadership and partnership, creating a positive impact on society. As the bank progresses on the path of sustainable development, new opportunities are explored to support society. Reflecting the corporate ethos, the bank seizes every opportunity to channel resources for creating sustainable, positive changes in communities by investing in their welfare to equip them for a better life.