KIB concludes Ramadan campaign
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.