Suhail Bahwan chairman wins voluntary award
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.