Muscat, 23, Oct 2019: As a part of its sustainability initiatives, Oman Arab Bank recently participated in a donation campaign on the occasion of World Food Day. The “Make a Difference on World Food Day” campaign was carried out in collaboration with Dar Al Atta’a and began in early October. It included collecting donations in the form of dry food from Bank staff and distributing them to those in need through Dar Al Atta’a.
Hilal Al Siyabi, Head of Corporate Communications at the Bank said, “Everyone is entitled to adequate food as an inherent and unwavering right. We believe that every effort should be made to contribute to this initiative and this is why all our employees reinforced their support for this noble cause.”
“The ultimate goal of this campaign was to help our communities and raise awareness that each of us needs to play a role in the fight against hunger. We received a lot of positive feedback from the Bank’s employees, who showed solidarity with the initiative by not only donating but also helping with the sorting and packaging of 800 boxes of dry foods, before they went out for distribution. I would like to thank all my colleagues and our partners at Dar Al Atta’a for being a part of this important programme.”
On October 20, the Diwan of Royal Court and Dar Al Atta’a awarded OAB with a token of appreciation at the closing ceremony of the World Food Day, which took place at the Al-Wahat Club.
World Food Day is an initiative launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and is celebrated internationally on October 16 each year, commemorating the founding day of the Organization in 1945. On this day, more than 150 countries around the world organise events that promote worldwide awareness and action for those suffering from hunger, to ensure food security and a nutritious diet for all. The initiative is also an opportunity to demonstrate commitment towards sustainable development and the achievement of FAO’s goal of ending hunger by 2030
Oman Arab Bank has a rich and proud history as one of the first financial institutions to be established in the Sultanate. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices with 152 ATMs spread across Oman. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate banking and investment clients.