The Zubair Corporation sponsors forum for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

Roundup Saturday 28/January/2023 10:24 AM
By: Times News Service
The Zubair Corporation sponsors forum for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

The Zubair Corporation sponsored a forum for the DHH- Deaf and Hard of Hearing in collaboration with Vertex Business Solutions & Al Massa. The forum was an opportunity to highlight some of the challenges faced by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Oman and to call for further recognition of their social status and welfare access. This Forum sponsorship is an integral part of The Zubair Corporation’s CSR strategy to support the socio-economic development of the Sultanate of Oman.

It was held under the auspices of His Excellency Sheikh Nasr bin Amer Al Hosni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour. The forum held under a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Labour, and with the support of The Zubair Corporation, Tanmia and Octal, this is the first time that an event has been exclusively organised to encourage and support DHH individuals and business owners and corporates.

The forum included several panel discussions focusing on ways to empower people identifying as deaf or with a hearing impairment. The focus was on the influence of the private sector specifically and how companies can provide further job opportunities with flexible requirements to ensure more inclusion and diversity in the workplace. As part of the forum, several working papers were published with recommendations to improve the access to employment and Education for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Commenting on the forum, Hilal Omar Al Siyabi, Chief Corporate Services Officer at Al Zubair Corporation, said: "The Zubair Corporation's sponsorship of this forum is a reflection of our commitment to support local communities and empower talented individuals in various artistic, cultural, sports and social fields, enhancing their skills in order to achieve their desired goals. We will continue to contribute meaningfully by helping similar initiatives that lead to the development of skills of people with special needs, especially those in the deaf and difficult hearing”.

Muna Al Shukaili, the Founder and CEO of Al Massa Company, said:" We at Al Massa & Vertex Business solutions are honoured to be sponsored by The Zubair Corporation for this forum as it contributes to improving the life of the deaf and hearing-impaired community. Through this forum, we seek to educate citizens and private sector institutions about the importance of providing Good education and job opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing people, adapting to the skills and abilities available in this community. This forum is also in line with the Sultanate’s vision to improve inclusivity of all communities in Oman, specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people.