Muscat – This Ramadan, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) will celebrate the true spirit of the season with a wide-ranging program of community events every week during the Holy Month. Across four weeks, the bank will support good causes and charitable organizations to help spread goodwill across the country.
The first week will be marked with a visit to the Royal Hospital in Muscat to hold an Iftar gathering and a walking carnival with gift distribution and entertainment for young cancer patients and their families. A traditional qaranqashoo celebration follows in the second week at the Children Care Center.
Several organizations will come together to present the third week’s activities, with an Eid Exhibition at the bank’s head office for OAB staff. The event is in coordination with three non-profits: Oman Association for the Disabled which will exhibit products made by its members; Kiswa Oman, encouraging staff and visitors to donate clothes; and Oman Food Bank, which will be raising awareness of its activities.
In the final week of the Holy Month, OAB will lead Eid preparations at the Social Care House in Rustaq, to celebrate early with the elderly.
Sulaiman Al Harthi, Chief Executive Officer at OAB, said: “This Ramadan, we wanted to create a calendar of thoughtful events to make a difference every week during the Holy Month. We are looking forward to contributing to this extremely important initiative, as we all demonstrate what really matters during Ramadan. It’s not just what you give, it's also what you do.”
He added, “We want to foster community spirit and believe that volunteering is a great way to build relationships, develop new skills and enhance personal growth. We are encouraging OAB staff to play an active role in improving the lives of others.”
The program of events is part of OAB’s ongoing strategy to make a positive impact in communities across the Sultanate – something that the bank has strived to achieve throughout its 50-year history. The initiative continues the bank’s tradition of annual Ramadan events, which have highlighted the importance of donating and giving during the Holy Month.
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