Arab Bank signs a four-year agreement with Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans
25 Apr, 2013
As part of the ongoing cooperation between Arab Bank and Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, the Bank signed a cooperation agreement with the Fund for a period of four years, starting from 2013 through until the end of 2017.
The agreement that was signed by both Mr. Tareq Haj Hasan - Senior Vice President- Head of Branding at Arab Bank and Mrs. Maha Saqqa - the Executive Director of Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, stated that Arab Bank will support eight students to complete their university education for four years. In addition, the Bank will be supporting 32 students in their vocational training, at the rate of training eight students per year over a period of four years. The total number of students benefiting from this agreement will be 40 female and male students.
Mr. Haj Hasan commented, “Arab Bank is proud of the continuous cooperation with Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, which comes within the framework of Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program Together, and efforts toward achieving sustainable community development.” Mr. Haj Hasan added, “The Bank, in collaboration with Al Aman Fund, provides care to the orphan students to enable these young male and female students to enter the labour market, hence opening promising prospects to them.” Mr. Haj Hasan concluded, “This agreement is a continuation of Arab Bank’s cooperation with Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, which started in 2009, where the Bank had supported 54 students from Amman and Irbid, by covering their university and vocational training expenses. In addition, Al Aman Fund receives continuous support from the Bank’s corporate social responsibility program, Together.”
In the same context, Mrs. Saqqa commended this cooperation with Arab Bank, saying, “It is one of the most important areas of cooperation that supports the Fund and its beneficiaries.” Explaining that, “Arab Bank’s support to Al-Aman Fund throughout all these years is a clear indication of the Bank’s leadership in social responsibility in Jordan.”
It is worth mentioning that Al Aman Fund had launched an awareness campaign at the start of April, which will run through to the end of May, entitled “Vocational training is your golden opportunity", aiming to encouraging Jordanian youth to get more involved in vocational and technical training programs, in addition to collecting funds to support orphans’ vocational training and education.
Arab Bank's customers can directly contribute to Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans and other non-profit organizations participating in the Together program through its branch network and electronic channels that include ATM, Internet banking service, telephone banking service, in addition to the Together Platinum credit card.