Muscat: With its commitment to support and activate social projects in the country, the Omani Women’s Association in Muscat recently held a general assembly at its headquarters in Qurum to elect the new board of directors of the association for the 2016 to 2018 period.
This was held in the presence of Jokha bint Mohammed Al Farsi, head of community participation at the Directorate General of Health Services and Humaid al Mujaini, businessman and an active member at the association for Elderly.
At first, Eman bint Rashid al Ghafri presented a report on the activities from the last two years, which were carried out by the former administration and highlighted the efforts of the assembly to participate in internal and external programs. Besides this, she talked about the significant social, cultural and political programs which would also be carried forward with the new administration.
‘Omani cultural club’ was recognised as one of the important initiatives, which included the establishment of different clubs for girls, the ‘Banafsij’ (Purple) project is designed to enable Omani girls to develop and meet future life and work requirements, this program largely targeted teenage school girls.
Other programmes which focus on economical empowerment of women through awareness events, exhibitions, and lectures aiming to create awareness in educational, social, economic, health and environmental programs were also focused on.
Umaima Al Farsi, treasurer presented the financial report to the assembly, followed with a talk by Khalsa Al Salti on the electronic systems project, whose idea is to collaborate the work of volunteers and members of various committees. It will document their data and activities to facilitate follow-up performance and calculate the number of working hours for each volunteer. The project is based on the electronic registration of volunteers and maintains the database with all information on voluntary activities and training courses in which each member is recognised with certificates of appreciation.
Twelve out of 14 members who stood for elections made it to the Board of Directors, and immediately after winning the contract for the new council, positions were announced. Eman bint Rashid Al Ghafri, President of the Assembly, Dr. Badriya bint Nasser Al Wahibi as the deputy, Khalsa bint Saif Al Salti as the secretary, and Laila bint Habib Al Hamadoun as the Treasurer, Fawzia bint Khamis Al Harrasi was elected the Chairperson of the Commission of projects and marketing, Reem bint Taher Al Sajwani was head of the media committee and Laila bint Khalfan Awlad Thani was assigned to be the deputy, Najat bint Saad Al Busaidi was elected the Chairperson of the Committee on relations, Khazina bint Musallam Al Rahbi was elected her deputy and Sarah bint Abdullah Al Yaafei was head of cultural and social Committee and Eman bint Abdullah Al Alawi was her deputy, and Zeina Moosa Al Yousef a committee member.