The Bank raises the bar for children with autism to reach their full potential through optimal care
Kuwait, 30 October 2019: Burgan Bank, one of the leading contributors to social inclusion in Kuwait, is proud to announce its support to Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK) for the rehabilitation and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Driven by the aim to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders by aiding their successful integration into society, Burgan Bank signed a partnership agreement with Autism Partnership Kuwait for the second consecutive year 2019-2020.
This ongoing initiative falls in line with Burgan Banks commitment to support many humanitarian causes that reinforce its role as a catalyst for positive change in society.
Through the partnership with Autism Partnership Kuwait, Burgan Bank aims to raise awareness about the seriousness of autism and highlight the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Going beyond traditional banking operations and a strong performance, we strive to play an active and inspiring role within the community by supporting core causes that will make a lasting difference.
Ms. Hessa Hussain Al-Najadah, Manager- External Affairs at Burgan Bank said: “We are very proud of this unique partnership that has extended for the second year in a row. Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK) is one of the most prominent centers that care for children with autism, in the Arab region and Kuwait. APK provides high quality treatment for children with Autism and is managed by highly qualified specialists and consultants. Burgan Bank, through its care, seeks to alleviate the emotional and financial burden on the parents to help their children continue the journey of rehabilitation and treatment inside the center. The ongoing funding ensures the continuity of the treatment services that would sustain their advancement and contribute to the social inclusion of the children with their peers in society.”
“We are pleased to renew our partnership with Burgan Bank; one of the most important supporter of Autism Partnership Kuwait in specific and autism cause in general. The objective of our partnership is to help raise autism awareness and highlight the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Based on our great belief that each child deserves to have a meaningful life, together with Burgan Bank, we organize fun activities for children and their families throughout the year, giving our children the opportunity to integrate with their peers in the community. Said Heidy Abdel Gawad, Senior Marketing Manager, Autism Partnership Kuwait.
By renewing our partnership with Burgan Bank, we emphasize our support to children who receive treatment at our center and their families, aiming to reduce the financial and emotional burdens on parents and secure a better future for their children”. Added Heidy Abdel Gawad, Senior Marketing Manager, Autism Partnership -Kuwait
Autism Partnership Kuwait provides a wide range of services for children with ASD and their families, in addition to nationwide awareness campaigns, workshops and courses that can benefit specialists as well for professionals involved in the treatment and education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism Partnership Kuwait is the only branch in the Arab and Middle East region that represents Autism Partnership Foundation in the United States among nine other global branches.
It is worth mentioning that Burgan Bank had previously sponsored ‘The 2016 Autism Walkathon’ organized by Autism Partnership Kuwait. The event was held to emphasize the value of voluntary work, highlighting autism cause and the inclusion of children with autism in the community.
Burgan Bank's support to this initiative falls under its recently launched full-fledged community program entitled ‘ENGAGE’ – Together to be the change. This program sheds light on important aspects affecting every segment of the society by promoting social welfare through educational, cultural, social and health initiatives. Burgan Bank’s approach to 'ENGAGE' begins with a vital principle that as a Kuwaiti financial institution, its conduct and policies should be aligned with the needs and interests of the Kuwaiti society.