Reiterating its commitment to assisting social causes, Bank Sohar recently extended support towards Oman Cancer Association (OCA) – Muscat Branch under its Sohar Al Atta CSR drive. The gesture forms part of the bank’s donations that are regularly made to various non-profit firms, charity associations and welfare centres, providing valuable support and contributing towards the successful operations of such organisations. This donation also marks the Bank’s second contribution to the Oman Cancer Association this year, having offered its support to the Association’s branch in Al Dakhiliya earlier in the year. The bank’s donation to the OCA will go towards supporting their free Annual Mammogram screening for women across the Sultanate.
The donation cheque was handed over at the Association’s Head Office in Muscat to Dr. Wahid Ali Al Kharusi, the President of the Oman Cancer Association, by Mr. Mazin Mahmood Al Raisi, Sr. AGM & Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at Bank Sohar.
Commenting on the support, Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki, GM of HR and Corporate Support at Bank Sohar, said, “We are committed to any initiative that enhances the quality of lives of people and opens up avenues of better opportunities for them. This has been the bank’s motto from the time of its inception and part of its comprehensive CSR strategy under Sohar Al Atta. The Oman Cancer Association has been a significant focus of our efforts, and we have been committed in assisting the association in its endeavours to spread crucial awareness on early diagnosis, intervention and treatment of cancer. The association has had our complete and unwavering support because it provides an invaluable service to the community by implementing programmes to advocate timely intervention that could save lives.”
Thanking Bank Sohar for its contribution, Dr. Wahid Ali Al Kharusi, the President of the Oman Cancer Association said, “We are grateful to have the support and assistance of a strong and reliable organisation such as Bank Sohar. They have been providing significant encouragement that has helped our awareness and patient advocacy initiatives gain wider reach. We are happy to have such active participation from the private sector and look forward to the bank’s continued assistance.”
Bank Sohar’s contribution marks the 16th good will gesture under its Sohar Al Atta campaign for this year. In addition to supporting Oman Cancer Association – Muscat Branch the Bank recently contributed to the Omani Association for Elderly Friends (Rustaq Team), Al Noor Association for the Blind (Salalah Branch), Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder Association, Oman Road Safety Association, Child Care Centre, Omani Bahja Orphan Society, Al Noor Association For the Blind (Dakhiliya Branch), Oman Cancer Association (Al Dakhilia), 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. There are several more lined up in the coming months as the Bank increases efforts to support social and community development.
These initiatives form 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.
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