Bank Sohar was honoured for its support of a pioneering educational project committed to eradicating illiteracy in rural communities at a ceremony hosted recently by the Directorate General of Education at Al Bustan Palace — A Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Dubbed the ‘Educational Village’, this groundbreaking initiative was launched more than two years in the coastal village of Yeti, now an emerging destination for upscale tourism investment. Since its opening, scores of local villagers have enrolled for adult literacy, numeracy and other educational programmes that have been progressively transforming their lives socially and economically.
Delighted by the ongoing success of the project, the Directorate General of Education in Muscat Governorate held a ceremony to recognise the contribution of all the key figures associated with this visionary project, as well as the many private sector organisations that have extended their support to this noble venture. Bank Sohar, an ardent and steadfast supporter of such causes, shared the limelight with a number of prominent corporate which were honoured on the occasion.
Presiding over the ceremony was Sayyid Mohammed bin Ahmed al Busaidy, Deputy Wali of Muscat, who also heads the Educational Village Project in the Wilayat of Muscat. Sayyid al Sana bint Hamad al Busaidy, Director-General of Education, led a contingent of officials from the Directorate-General of Education- Muscat, at the event. Talal al Zedjali, Senior Chief Manager -MBD Branch, represented Bank Sohar at the event. Also in attendance were a number of Shaikhs and dignitaries from the Wilayat of Muscat.
“Our support for initiatives such as the Yeti Educational Village lies at the heart of Bank Sohar’s philosophy as a responsible corporate citizen,” said Munira Abdulnabi Macki, DGM — Human Resources and Corporate Support Affairs, Bank Sohar “The Educational Village Project at Yeti exemplifies the kind of social projects that Bank Sohar wants to be closely aligned and associated with.
Such initiatives serve to empower the less-privileged and disadvantaged sections of society by offering them the opportunity to learn basic literacy, numeracy and other life skills that will further enhance and enrich their lives. Our fundamental goal is to support the sustainable development of local communities in which we conduct our business.”
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