KIB con­cludes Ra­madan cam­paign

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With the con­clu­sion of the Holy Month of Ra­madan, Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Bank (KIB) re­cently con­cluded its an­nual Ra­madan cam­paign, which the Bank had launched at the be­gin­ning of the month un­der the ti­tle “You are the he­roes of our story”. Tak­ing place through­out Ra­madan, this year’s cam­paign com­prised a series of com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties - in­clud­ing sports, so­cial and re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties; re­flect­ing the Bank’s key role as a na­tional Is­lamic fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion and its so­cial and hu­man­i­tar­ian com­mit­ment to­wards its lo­cal com­mu­nity.

On his part, Nawaf Na­jia, Man­ager of the Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Unit at the Bank, spoke of the di­verse and wide-rang­ing ini­tia­tives which were fea­tured in KIB’s com­pre­hen­sive Ra­madan pro­gram. “These ini­tia­tives and ac­tiv­i­ties re­flect the im­por­tant role KIB plays within the lo­cal com­mu­nity; as our role has never been sim­ply lim­ited to our fi­nan­cial and bank­ing op­er­a­tions, but has also ex­tended to a real hu­man­i­tar­ian and so­cial com­mit­ment to­wards sup­port­ing all seg­ments across the com­mu­nity. KIB con­tin­ues to strive to de­liver its dis­tinc­tive mes­sage of ‘giv­ing’, en­abling us to stand out and carve a spe­cial place for our­selves within the bank­ing sec­tor and en­sur­ing we al­ways re­main close to our cus­tomers and the com­mu­nity at large,” said Na­jia.

“This year’s Ra­madan cam­paign co­in­cided with the 10-year an­niver­sary of KIB’s trans­for­ma­tion to a full-fledged Is­lamic bank, and we are proud to say that we con­tinue to be com­mit­ted to not only pro­vid­ing mar­ket-lead­ing Is­lamic bank­ing so­lu­tions to our cus­tomers but also play­ing an ac­tive role within our com­mu­nity.” As with ev­ery year, KIB or­ga­nized a series of di­verse ini­tia­tives and ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the Holy Month, tar­get­ing its cus­tomers, its staff, as well as all seg­ments of the com­mu­nity. This year’s Ra­madan cam­paign was no­table for its rich ar­ray of tra­di­tional com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties and hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tives in a re­flec­tion of KIB’s com­mit­ment to up­hold lo­cal tra­di­tions and cus­toms.

This in­cluded the dis­tri­bu­tion of Gargeean, or­ga­niz­ing the an­nual Ghabqah for its em­ploy­ees, as well as or­ga­niz­ing vis­its to the Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor’s El­derly Care Cen­ter and Kuwait Or­phan­age to spread the joy of the Holy Month amongst their res­i­dents. More­over, at the be­gin­ning of the Holy Month, KIB had kicked of its cam­paign with “Al-Mashla” ini­tia­tive to dis­trib­ute Ra­madan food pack­ages to fam­i­lies in need across Kuwait, where a team of vol­un­teers from KIB helped pre­pare and dis­trib­ute food pack­ages. Ad­di­tion­ally KIB con­tin­ued its an­nual cus­tom and or­ga­nized if­tar meals through­out Ra­madan, in an ef­fort to aid those who strug­gle to pro­vide their daily meals for them­selves.

KIB also con­tin­ued to sup­port youth and sports ac­tiv­i­ties through­out Ra­madan. Ac­cord­ingly, the Bank par­tic­i­pated in sev­eral an­nual sports ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams, such as the late Jas­sim Al-Sharhan Ra­madan an­nual foot­ball tour­na­ment and Al-Qat­tan tour­na­ment, and par­tic­i­pated with a team of no­table in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal ath­letes in Al-Roudan Tour­na­ment, reach­ing the tour­na­ment’s semi­fi­nals. This Ra­madan, KIB also or­ga­nized the 7th Ra­madan Foot­ball Tour­na­ment for its staff.

As part of its on­go­ing com­mit­ment to­wards pro­mot­ing Is­lamic val­ues across all seg­ments of the com­mu­nity, KIB held its An­nual Ra­madan Qu­ran Mem­o­riza­tion Com­pe­ti­tion for the Bank’s staff and their chil­dren, as well as the chil­dren of its cus­tomers.

The com­pe­ti­tion was di­vided into five cat­e­gories based on par­tic­i­pants’ ages, with four cat­e­gories ded­i­cated to chil­dren (7-9 years old, 10-12 years old, 13-14 years old and 15-17 years old). The com­pe­ti­tion was con­cluded with an awards cer­e­mony hon­or­ing the win­ners, which was held un­der the pa­tron­age and in the pres­ence of Chair­man of KIB, Sheikh Mo­hammed Jar­rah Al-Sabah, and Act­ing Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Deputy Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Mo­hamed Said El Saka. Ad­di­tion­ally, KIB or­ga­nized sev­eral re­li­gious lec­tures for its staff, which were pre­sented by Dr. Khalid Mathk­our Al-Mathk­our, and Sheikh Mustafa Sayed Has­san Al-Zalza­lah, Chair­man and Vice Chair­man of the Fatwa & Sharia’a Su­per­vi­sory Board re­spec­tively. These lec­tures came as part of a series of ed­u­ca­tional and aware­ness ini­tia­tives the Bank or­ga­nized for its staff across all de­part­ments within its di­verse Ra­madan pro­gram.

As the Holy Month drew to a close, and on the oc­ca­sion of Eid, KIB con­cluded its Ra­madan pro­gram with the dis­tri­bu­tion of vouch­ers across the lo­cal com­mu­nity to fam­i­lies in need. The ini­tia­tive sought to share the joy of Eid with those in need by spread­ing the spirit of cel­e­bra­tion and hap­pi­ness amongst them. Na­jia con­cluded by not­ing that KIB con­tin­ues to be com­mit­ted to its so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ef­forts, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing the Holy Month. Year af­ter year, KIB launches its an­nual Ra­madan cam­paign with an all-en­com­pass­ing ros­ter of ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams, aimed at strength­en­ing so­cial ties and pro­mot­ing a spirit of gen­eros­ity and giv­ing across the lo­cal com­mu­nity. In ad­di­tion to em­body­ing the vir­tu­ous spirit of the Holy Month, ev­ery year the cam­paign reaf­firms KIB’s vi­sion and mis­sion, as well as its com­mit­ment to its so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

A team of KIB vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pate in or­ga­niz­ing If­tar meals.

KIB em­ploy­ees pre­pare Ra­madan care pack­ages.

Hon­or­ing the win­ners of KIB’s Ra­madan Qu­ran Mem­o­riza­tion Com­pe­ti­tion.

Dr. Khalid Mathk­our Al-Mathk­our gives lec­ture on wor­ship­ping in Ra­madan.

Sheikh Mustafa Sayed Has­san Al-Zalza­lah presents Ra­madan lec­ture to em­ploy­ees.

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