As part of its ongoing community development initiatives under its recently established CSR wing ‘Sohar Al Atta’, Bank Sohar made a contribution to the Oman Cancer Association - Al Dakhiliya Branch (Bahla), signifying the second consecutive year that the Bank has been supporting the association branch in Al Dakhiliya. This year’s contribution will fund the purchase of medical training equipment to educate patients on early cancer detection, as well as support the association’s awareness campaign for the year 2017.
The donation cheque was handed over at Bank Sohar’s Nizwa Branch to Mr. Saud bin Said AL Jamoodi, Deputy Chairman of Oman Cancer Association – Al Dakhiliya Branch, by Mr. Mazin Mahmood Al Raisi, S. AGM & Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at Bank Sohar, in the presence of Mr. Juma Masaaod Al Dawudi, Senior Nizwa Branch Manager, Bank Sohar.
Commenting on the Bank’s contribution, Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki, GM – HR and Corporate Support, at Bank Sohar said, “Our commitment to society encompasses all aspects of education, community development, women’s empowerment and health. The Bank has been steadfast and committed in its contribution towards associations that work tirelessly across these areas to enrich lives, and, in the case of the Oman Cancer Association Al Dakhiliya Branch, equip people with the power of knowledge and health awareness. We commend Oman Cancer Association for their untiring efforts and effective contribution as we have seen demonstrable success in the message of awareness they spread.”
Thanking Bank Sohar for its consistent support Mr. Nasser bin Said Al Shukaili, Chairman, Oman Cancer Association - Al Dakhiliya Branch, said, “We are immensely grateful to Bank Sohar for offering significant support to all our initiatives. Their involvement in our mission is important to us because it demonstrates their commitment to our cause and helps give it greater momentum. I would like to thank Bank Sohar for their continued support to the Association over the past years and we also look forward to their continued and invaluable support and partnership in the future.”
Bank Sohar’s contribution to the association marks the Bank’s ninth goodwill gesture under its Sohar Al Atta campaign for this year. In addition to supporting the Oman Cancer Association – Al Dakhiliya Branch, the Bank recently contributed to the Al Noor Association for the Blind (Al Dakhiliya Branch), Dar Al Atta Association, Association for the Welfare of Disabled Children – Autism Centre, Early Intervention Centre, Omani Association for Elderly Friends (Al Sharqya Branch), Oman Association for the Disabled (Sohar Branch), Omani Society for the Hearing Impaired and Special Olympics Oman Association.
These initiatives have been a central component of Bank Sohar’s comprehensive CSR strategy that provides crucial financial assistance to numerous social development associations across the country. They range from child care centers, associations devoted to disability causes and charity associations and much more. Over the years, Bank Sohar has supported over 30 organisations numerous times around the Sultanate under its social responsibility program striving to ensure that its contributions are carefully planned and evaluated in order to diversify and reach the maximum number of people - especially those in most need of it - offering recipients positive support and making meaningful change.
In recognition of its contributions, Bank Sohar has received numerous accolades for its CSR efforts locally, regionally, and internationally. The most recent of these awards was the ‘Golden Order of Merit in the field of CSR’ from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in UAE. This award is the fourth that the Bank has received from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility for this category.
Established in 2000, the Oman Cancer Association’s objective is to create public awareness for all types of cancers, through community-based programmes and spread the importance of self-examination and early presentation as the key to early diagnosis and proper, timely intervention. The association primarily aims to educate the community on the early signs and symptoms of different cancers. The Oman Cancer Association works hand in hand with the health care providers in the field of cancer management as a patient support group, helping patients get early appointments to appropriate doctors and act as a support to the patients to help them understand their problem.
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