Arab Bank Together With Madrasati Remind Children to ‘Look Left and Right before Crossing the Street’

15 Apr, 2010

As part of Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program, Together, and in collaboration with Madrasati, an awareness session was held for the Sewaniyeh School in Salt about traffic issues on Monday, March 22, 2010. Organized by Arab Bank and Madrasati, representatives from the Traffic Directory visited the school to give important lessons to the children about traffic safety.

The session included a brief presentation on main traffic issues, a general discussion with the students about best practices, role playing activities and distribution of educational coloring books to all the students.

Last year Arab Bank adopted Sewaniyeh School under the Madrasati initiative led by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdulla. As part of the adoption, the school is being renovated and its infrastructure improved to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities and also creating a learning conducive environment.

Ms. Dina Shoman, Executive Vice President of Branding at Arab Bank said, “This awareness session is very important because it deals with many issues that these students see everyday. With high accident rates in the country, it’s important to spread knowledge and awareness. Children’s safety is paramount, and the more informed they are, the better decisions they can make on a daily basis.” She also added, “When we adopted this school, we were committed to improving their educational experience, and this activity is yet another step in that direction.”

A representative from the Relationship Department of the Traffic Directory said, “This activity supported the Traffic Directory’s two tier approach to traffic safety of using awareness and collaboration to reduce traffic accidents. The first, awareness, uses interactive events such as this one to educate young people. The second, collaboration, which involves our cooperation with Arab Bank’s program, Together, is a vital in ensuring the program continues to grow.”