Bank Sohar extends reach of Sohar al Atta programme to Oman Autism Society

July 11, 2018

Reiterating its commitment to local communities under its Sohar al Atta CSR programme, Bank Sohar extended the programme’s reach to the Oman Autism Society (OAS) as a new addition to the list of community organisations supported by the bank. With a renewed focus on educating, training and empowering, the support will cover annual fees allowing the society to provide its services to more children.

Ahmed al Musalmi, CEO of Bank Sohar, said, “Recognising the role and value of every single individual in the society, regardless of their level of ability has always been the core of our Sohar al Atta philosophy. Our engagement with OAS is yet another testimony to this drive and a valuable opportunity to extend our reach in our efforts to cover all segments of the society. By this contribution, we are ultimately contributing towards building the youth of our nation, and helping in promoting noble values reflecting our strong belief that children with autism should also have all the rights and opportunities they deserve.” The donation cheque was handed over to Ali Jamil al Numani, secretary of the Oman Autism Society, by Mazin Mahmood al Raisi, sr AGM and head of Marketing and Customer Experience, at the society’s head office in Muscat. Bank Sohar’s support to the OAS forms part of a comprehensive social outreach programme. This includes initiatives directed at childcare centres, associations devoted to disability causes and charity associations. Bank Sohar has supported over 30 organisations multiple times across Oman to-date under a plethora of highly recognised CSR campaigns, wholly committed to reaching the maximum number of people as they inspire meaningful and sustainable change.

Numani said, “Our vision is to promote a society where autistic people are understood, accepted, supported and granted full rights. With the necessary support from socially responsible corporates and the efforts of OAS and affiliate organisations, autism can truly become a gift, not an ordeal. We thank Bank Sohar for their valuable support and look forward to our collaboration.”