Towards continued demonstration of Bank Sohar‘s commitment to the community, Bank Sohar has supported the Al Noor Association for the Blind in Dakhliyah.

The Al Noor Association for Blind in Dakhliyah has been working towards serving the interest of the blind in the region towards social and economic welfare, education, health, training, placement and teaching of Braille.

The donation cheque, which will assist the association in purchasing 50 voice watches, 50 canes and two computers to support and facilitate the blind in their daily activities, was handed over to Mohamed bin Udeim al Subaihi, chairman of Al Noor Association by Mazin Mahmood al Raisi, AGM & head of marketing and publicity at Bank Sohar at Bank Sohar Nizwa branch in the presence of Juma Masaaod al Dawudi, senior branch manager, Nizwa.

Bank Sohar has been supporting the Al Noor Association since 2009 and has in the past also extended their support to the association’s branches in Sohar, Salalah and Nizwa. Speaking on the rationale behind this donation, Munira Abdulnabi Macki, DGM of human resources and corporate support at Bank Sohar said, “At Bank Sohar it has been our aim to contribute actively to the community we serve, within the mandate of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. We have provided support to the Al Noor Association for the Blind previously, across the sultanate, given their exceptional work with the blind.

This is our first donation to their Dakhliyah centre and it gives us great pleasure to be able to back the association once more. CSR initiatives such as these demonstrate our deep commitment to the community we operate in and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Al Noor Association in the future.”

Commenting on the donation, Mohamed bin Udeim al Subaihi, chairman of Al Noor Association said, “With the support of partners such as Bank Sohar, it is our aim to prepare and implement programmes that support the blind in the Sultanate of Oman. We are thankful to the bank for taking a yet another step forward in supporting our cause. We are confident that this sort of funding will help the blind in Oman, empowering them to lead a normal life and making them a productive part of our society.”