Arab Bank ‘Together’ with Madrasati Give the Gift of a Bright Education
05 Oct, 2009
Arab Bank in cooperation with Madrasati, an initiative launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, visited Al Sawaneya School for a little more than a surprise. Arab Bank employees arrived at the school carrying gifts for both students and teachers, and to check on the renovations that were in progress. The school was adopted under the Arab Bank’s Together program, and is planned to be renovated, and its infrastructure improved, to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities and to build a more learning conducive environment.
Among the Arab Bank employees was Mr. Tareq Haj Hassan, Senior Vice President of Marketing, who said, “To witness the effects of the Together program first hand really puts in perspective the achievements possible when organizations and people work together to accomplish a goal.”
“To effectively reach the school and make a difference in their lives, it was imperative that we find a partner who is experienced and highly effective when it comes to rehabilitating schools and improving the overall school conditions,” stated Ms. Mariam Al Shaka’a, Internal Communication Manager.
Schoolchildren from grades 1 to 5 received brand new school bags to begin their school year with. The teachers also received gift bags. Also attending this occasion was Arab Bank’s Jeel Al Arabi mascot, who entertained the children during the visit. “The children enjoyed their time very much. The school yard was filled with laughter, and I think that is the embodiment of our goals,” added Ms. Khawla Khreisat, the principal at Al Sawaneya School.
Upon completion, the Madrasati initiative will introduce programs at the school to enable students to build a healthy educational environment. Arab Bank employees will also have the opportunity to volunteer their time with the students by providing tutoring, classes and other fun and educational activities.
Through cooperation with different non-profit organizations, whose efforts range from education to the environment, Together, which was recently launched, aims to promote collaboration, volunteerism and citizenship.