Bank Muscat to develop football field for Al Aman Centre for the Handicapped

Roundup Tuesday 24/October/2017 18:05 PM
By: Times News Service
Bank Muscat to develop football field for Al Aman Centre for the Handicapped

Muscat: Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment to partnership on sustainable development aimed at delivering long-term benefits to the community and the nation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Aman Centre for the Handicapped in Al Khoudh for developing a football field with artificial grass.
The centre provides therapeutic and rehabilitation services aimed at integrating physically challenged children into mainstream society. By the end of June 2017, the centre had enrolled 318 children, of whom 207 were in the age group below 15 years and 111 above 15 years. The centre regularly conducts programmes to raise awareness on disability issues and how to deal with them.
The support for Al Aman Centre complements the bank’s Green Sports initiative to promote Oman as a sporting nation. The Green Sports initiative launched by Bank Muscat in 2012 has gained momentum with 78 sports teams across the Sultanate benefiting from the support to green their fields till date.
As a forward-looking financial institution, Bank Muscat is at the forefront in contributing to society and thereby setting a fine example for the corporate sector to develop social responsibility as a corporate culture. As a pioneer of CSR activities in the banking sector in Oman, Bank Muscat has implemented several initiatives benefiting various segments of society. Sustainability is a running theme in all stakeholder engagement initiatives and activities, ensuring lasting positive benefits aimed at strengthening ties with the local community.
The gesture benefiting children with special needs is aimed at helping them overcome challenges and integrate with the mainstream society. Bank Muscat is committed to supporting and helping the physically challenged to lead normal lives and thereby contribute to society. The bank is sensitive to the needs of physically challenged people and a true partner in supporting their needs.
Since its inception, the Corporate Social Responsibility department of the bank has taken major strides in social development. All CSR programmes draw from the bank’s values of leadership and partnership, creating a positive impact on society. As the bank progresses on the path of sustainable development, new opportunities are explored to support society through various initiatives. Reflecting the corporate ethos, the bank seizes every opportunity to channel resources for creating sustainable, positive changes in communities by investing in their welfare to equip them for a better life.