Muscat: In line with its commitment to partnership in sustainable development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider, has continued its endeavour to strengthen its partnership with NGOs to launch initiatives and programmes to support individuals and families across Oman.
The bank has extended its support to Dar Al Atta'a in carrying out their back to school campaign which aims to provide support to students from low-income families. It includes providing school outfits, school bags, stationery and school meal vouchers. The campaign came in line with the start of the school year after over a year and a half of online teaching since the start of the pandemic.
Speaking on this occasion, Talib Saif Al Makhmari, Manager, Community & Media Relations, Bank Muscat, said: “Bank Muscat is delighted to continue its partnership with Dar Al Atta'a to successfully carry out this campaign. We are proud to be part of this collaboration that aims to spread joy to our students from social welfare families at the beginning of the school year and help them in minimising their financial burden. Such initiatives are part of our duty in enabling these organisations and strengthen our partnership with different NGOs to achieve our common goals that place society as their number one priority.”
He thanked Dar Al Atta'a for their tremendous efforts in organising such societal initiatives.
Bank Muscat is proud of the success and achievements of its CSR programmes, which draws from the values of leadership and partnership to create a positive impact on Omani society. The Tadhamun programme has benefitted 1,691 families comprising more than 8,000 people since it was first launched in 2013. In 2021, the programme distributed 790 household appliances to 150 social welfare families across Oman. Earlier this year, the bank also provided laptops and tablets to 1,240 students from low-income families intending to support the government’s efforts to make online education available for all students in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the past four years, the bank has extended its support to the FakKurba initiative launched by the Oman Lawyers Association to help secure the release of those who have been jailed for failing to clear financial obligations. None of these cases relates to payments involving banks or financing firms. The total number of cases the bank has secured their release for four consecutive years reached 826 cases, including 250 cases this year only.