Muscat, Oman: Vodafone in Oman has signed an agreement to join forces with the Oman Food Bank (OFB), as it continues its mission to positively contribute to the lives of people in the Sultanate. The deal will see Vodafone back the OFB’s goals to provide food supplies to low-income families across Oman, support Oman's food security efforts and raise awareness on importance of food preservation. Vodafone’s contributions will impact low-income families across the Sultanate, continuing to build the company’s growing reputation as a socially responsible organisation in line with Oman’s national agenda.
The OFB, a non-profit entity, specialises in distributing food to beneficiaries across the Sultanate, and supporting partnership and awareness throughout society, led by the concept of social solidarity. The national initiative supports Oman's 2040 vision of a circular and green economy as one of the country’s most important pillars of food security.
Eng. Bader Al Zidi, Vodafone Oman CEO, said: “We are proud to have completed this agreement with the Oman Food Bank, which for many years has been tireless in its work to support the less fortunate across the Sultanate. This partnership will allow Vodafone to enhance OFB’s commendable work thus far and to help improve the lives of families throughout Oman.”
Eng. Ibrahim Al Hosni, Chairman of Oman Food Bank, said: “Vodafone has impacted many lives since entering the Omani market in early 2022. Today, we look forward to be joining our hand together for the good of Oman and its people, helping many across Oman and boosting their quality of life..”
The collaboration with the OFB is part of an ongoing, multi-faceted campaign of initiatives from Vodafone, based around positive social impact. Most recently, that included raising more than OMR 100,000 for charity via a ground-breaking live auction of special gold and diamond phone numbers.
About Vodafone in the Sultanate of Oman:
Vodafone Oman was established through a strategic partnership between the Oman Future Telecommunication Company and Vodafone Group, one of the largest providers of mobile, fixed, broadband and digital TV services.
In 2021, the Company obtained a Class I License to establish and operate public mobile telecommunications services in the Sultanate, becoming the third telecom operator in the local market.
Vodafone seeks to employ the latest technologies and digital solutions in the world of telecommunications, aligning its efforts to contribute towards the achievement of the Oman Vision 2040 objectives. This is made possible by giving individuals, companies, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to foster innovation.
The Omanisation percentage within the Vodafone team exceeds 90%, showcasing the company's significant interest in developing local talent, knowledge exchange and localizing technology. These are further enhanced through the provision of a sophisticated work environment that stimulates self-development and creativity.
Vodafone firmly believes that talented individuals, together with cutting-edge technologies, can lead the way towards building a bright future that is sought-after by everyone. The company’s belief is reflected in its chosen slogan, ‘Together, we can’. https://www.vodafone.om
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