KIB spon­sors First An­nual Con­fer­ence for Health, Nu­tri­tion and Spe­cial Needs

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

KUWAIT: Un­der the um­brella of its lead­ing so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­gram and its on­go­ing ef­forts to sup­port the spe­cial needs com­mu­nity, Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Bank (KIB) spon­sored the First An­nual Ex­hi­bi­tion for Health, Nu­tri­tion and Spe­cial Needs, which was held un­der the ti­tle “Your life is in your health, your health is in your diet”.

Held un­der the pa­tron­age of the Min­is­ter of Health, Dr Ja­mal Al-Harbi, the event aimed to raise aware­ness about the im­por­tance of diet and nu­tri­tion for peo­ple with spe­cial needs, in or­der to en­sure their healthy de­vel­op­ment. The ex­hi­bi­tion also sought to shed light on the crit­i­cal role nu­tri­tion plays in com­bat­ing obe­sity, par­tic­u­larly amongst the younger gen­er­a­tions. Over the course of two days, the event fea­tured a num­ber of lec­tures on nu­tri­tion and healthy di­ets, in ad­di­tion to sev­eral sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, free med­i­cal tests, and live healthy cook­ing demon­stra­tions.

Speak­ing about KIB’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the ex­hi­bi­tion, Nawaf Na­jia, Man­ager of the Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Unit at the bank, said: “At KIB, we have al­ways been com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the spe­cial needs com­mu­nity in Kuwait in ev­ery way pos­si­ble. Un­der the um­brella of our so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­gram, we are heav­ily fo­cused on spon­sor­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ini­tia­tives that seek to raise aware­ness and ed­u­cate the pub­lic about spe­cial needs. Our aim is to help shed light on the tal­ents, achieve­ments and am­bi­tions of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, un­der­scor­ing the ma­jor role they are able to play in na­tional de­vel­op­ment.”

KIB’s spon­sor­ship of this ex­hi­bi­tion comes as part of the bank’s on­go­ing pro­gram of ini­tia­tives ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing the spe­cial needs com­mu­nity. It is also in line with the bank’s com­mit­ment to pro­mot­ing tol­er­ance, ac­cep­tance and pos­i­tive in­ter­ac­tions when it comes to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

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