Burgan Bank concluded its sponsorship of Ahmadi Governate’s activities during their third annual Day of People with Disabilities event which took place on the 11th of December, to mark the International Day for People with Disabilities as designated by the United Nations on the third of December each year. This year’s took place under the banner of “Beyond Disability” and was held at Kuwait Magic Mall, under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Governor of Ahmadi, and representatives of Burgan Bank. The Bank’s sponsorship of this important social event falls under the umbrella of its annual strategic sponsorship of and partnership with Ahmadi Governorate activities.
Regarding this sponsorship, Hessa Hussain Al-Najadah, Manager of Public Relations at Burgan Bank, said: “We are honored to support celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities, which has been designated by the United Nations since 1992 globally as a day to support people with disabilities; to address the needs of this community, guarantee their rights, and raise awareness of the importance of their inclusion within society.” Adding: “At Burgan Bank, we view people with disabilities as an essential and active component of society, which is why supporting this segment remains a top priority within our social responsibility strategy. We have always been dedicated advocates and champions of this very important segment of our society and we are always proud to support people with disabilities and their determination to overcome and success. Our aim is to provide them with effective means to enable them to play a pivotal role in Kuwait’s society and eventually contribute to the country’s overall prosperity.”
She also added: “I would like to thank the Governate of Ahmadi on their commitment and efforts towards supporting this cause as part of their long-term “My More Beautiful Governate” developmental project. I would also like to thank all the participating organizations and entities who came together to make this event a success and properly celebrate the International Day for People with Disabilities.”
On this occasion, Director of the Technical Office in the Governorate and Supervisor of the Event, Ibrahim Al-Foudari said: “We are honored to hold the third edition of the Ahmadi Governate Day of People with Disabilities, which is part of the development project led by the governorate under the slogan “My governorate is more beautiful.” We believe in the importance of practicing social responsibility and integrating people with disabilities into our community. We would like to express our gratitude for the huge contribution from all participants, whether organizations specialized to cater to people with disabilities or institutions from private and public sector sponsoring the event.”
It is worth noting that this event brought in a large number of participants, which included specialized governmental, civil and volunteer organizations, along with a large crowd that attended to encourage people with disabilities and participate in the celebration. The event also included various recreational and sports activities such as a walkathon, where members of the disabled community competed against each other in a joyful and uplifting atmosphere to win great prizes.
Burgan Bank remains committed to supporting and empowering various organizations, groups, activities and initiatives that focus on people with disabilities, in an effort to promote their complete inclusion into all aspects of society – in line with Kuwait’s Vision 2035.
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