Kuwait Finance House (KFH) issued a report about its social responsibilities, which includes all the fields and activities that KFH participated in or sponsored in 2009, in order to document its leading social activity in a prestigious book that can be reviewed by researchers, students, and clients. This was stated in a press release on Tuesday.
The Marketing and Public Relations Manager Fahad Al-Mukhaizeem said that the report includes KFH''s vision and social role, wherein it discusses the roles played by KFH in many fields, such as education and health, dealing with youth, people with special needs, people in need, and struggling families, in addition to supporting charities.
Last year, KFH cumulatively offered 11 million Kuwaiti dinars to support the society through official authorities, in addition to other fields, such as supporting the social insurance and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.
KFH''s Chairman and Managing Director Bader Al-Mukhaizeem stated that KFH plays its social role based on the concept that money is a ''tool to serve the society'' by participating in projects that suit the Kuwaiti society, while KFH''s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammed Al-Omar stressed that this report comes as part of the reports that KFH prepares, such as the annual report that includes financial indicators, the rate of labors report, the quality report, and the market share report, since all those components lead to KFH''s success that is based on social contributions.
KFH take pride to be a part of the educational process, since education is the means for nations to develop and prosper. After the Ministry of Education announced the names of the distinguished Kuwaiti students, KFH honored the top 10 students in a celebration that was attended by Dr. Saleh Al-Oajairi and the students'' parents. In addition to that, KFH offered more than 1500 free airline tickets for the distinguished Kuwaiti students in Bahrain, and organized a celebration for them in Bahrain that was attended by the Kuwaiti Ambassador Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah.
KFH also highlighted the importance of health, which prompted it to establish the drug addiction hospital that cost KD 4 million, and to establish 15 medical emergency centers in Kuwait that cost KD 1.5 million in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.
Furthermore, KFH sponsored the 21st diving voyage, honored the Kuwaiti Jet Ski team for winning the world championships, and sponsored the indoor football tournament organized by the Administrative Studies College. In addition, KFH hired many fresh Kuwaiti graduates and passed over to them the Islamic banking experience.
Concerning the segments of people with special needs, KFH built a resort for them in Al-Zour area in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. The project was executed by Al-Enmaa Real Estate Company and cost KD 1 million.
KFH honored the police officers working at the Traffic Department, where senior officials at the Ministry of Interior attended the celebration, in order to encourage them to exert more efforts.
KFH also honored the firemen working at the Al-Shuhada Station at Al-Nozha area, in addition to other distinguished police officers.
In the field of offering aids to other Islamic countries around the world, KFH offered aids through the Zakat House, the Awqaf, and the charity societies.
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