Muscat, 25 April 2018: Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has announced its sponsorship of the Omani Entrepreneurs’ Charity Exhibition, organised by the Association for the Welfare of the Handicapped Children, in the Kempinski Hotel at Al Mouj, Muscat. This, the second edition of the event, taking place from April 26 to 28 will host entrepreneurs from across the Sultanate and the GCC. All proceeds from the exhibition will go towards the rehabilitation and training programs for children with disabilities.
The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, headed by Her Highness Sayyida Hajija Bint Jafer Al Said, Chairman of the Association. The exhibition provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services.
Commenting on the importance of participating in and sponsoring such events, Dalal Al Rahma, Head of Internal and External Communications at OAB, said, “At OAB, we recognise that part of our role as a leading banking institution operating in the Sultanate, we must continue to strive towards achieving our corporate social responsibility obligations. Our sponsorship of this event, is in line with the vision of the Bank and is aimed at contributing towards the success of the event. We aim to support activities organised by community institutions such as Association for the Welfare of the Handicapped Children to enhance their financial revenues; in turn ensuring their sustainability and providing them with better opportunities to develop the services they provide to children in need.”
“The exhibition is also an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to introduce their products directly to consumers; which is another area of the community in which we are focused on and aim to play an active role in serving. We are delighted to participate as a sponsor of this exhibition and we hope to participate in other events organized by the Association for the Welfare of the Handicapped Children, as well as those organized by other charitable organisations,” she added.
The Association for the Welfare of the Handicapped Children was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Al-Azaiba, Muscat. The association aims to coordinate efforts and create capacities for the development of special and advanced services, activities, and events for handicapped children in order to provide them with a better life and enable them to adapt and integrate socially, psychologically, and culturally into society. It also aims to encourage research and special studies that concern the disabled, especially children.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to start operations in Oman and has a long history of achievements. Today, the bank operates a wide network of 65 branches and representative offices, as well as a wide network of ATMs with 148 units across the Sultanate. Oman Arab Bank also offers a wide range of banking products and services to its customers, individuals, companies and investors alike.