Suhail Bah­wan chair­man wins vol­un­tary award

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CAIRO: The 7th edition of Shaikh Isa bin Ali al Khal­ifa Award for Vol­un­tary Work hon­oured Shaikh Suhail bin Salim Bah­wan, Chair­man of Suhail Bah­wan Hold­ing Group and Chair­man of Suhail Bah­wan Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion (Oman), in a cel­e­bra­tion held at the Arab League Head­quar­ters on Thurs­day.

The award was re­ceived on be­half of Shaikh Suhail by his daugh­ter Amal bint Suhail Bah­wan.

Shaikh Isa bin Ali, Honorary Pres­i­dent of al Kalaimah al Tay­iba So­ci­ety, stressed the im­por­tance of vol­un­teerism as one of the fun­da­men­tal fac­tors in hu­man­i­tar­ian work since the be­gin­ning of the new mil­len­nium. He added that the progress of coun­tries is mea­sured by its vol­un­tary ini­tia­tives that re­flect the aware­ness and un­der­stand­ing among its cit­i­zens of the im­por­tance of in­te­grat­ing the com­mu­nity role with devel­op­ment plans, which are adopted by gov­ern­ments in these coun­tries and re­flects the of­fi­cial au­thor­i­ties’ adop­tion of these ini­tia­tives, which al­lows them to move pos­i­tively to fill the devel­op­ment gaps in some areas that may not be cov­ered by govern­ment work pro­grammes.

Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, stressed the league’s keen­ness to strengthen and sup­port the role of civil so­ci­ety and vol­un­tary work in or­der to achieve the de­sired devel­op­ment in var­i­ous areas of com­mu­nity devel­op­ment in the re­gion.

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