In Line with the Bank CSR Strategy
Kuwait – November 30, 2019: Burgan Bank, one of the leading contributors to the welfare of the community, concluded its participation at the conference which advocates the advancement of people with disabilities in line with the Kuwait 2035 Vision. Organized by the Training Gate International at the JW Marriott Hotel, for 3-days in participation with a number of governmental and non-governmental entities, and public associations. Burgan Bank’s participation in the conference falls under its sponsorship of the “D Partners 5” development program.
Some of the pillars of the conference included enhancing health services for people with disabilities, a live debate for program graduates, the role of public associations and the public sector in the health field, evolution of education system, government entities announce their plans for short and long term and many other topics.
Continuously striving for inclusion of people with disabilities into the community, Burgan Bank was the first to dedicate a special platform namely the ‘Al Mass Awards’ that lasted 11 years. It was held every year in recognition of those talents who were able to challenge their respective disabilities, overcome difficulties and make outstanding achievements.
The Bank has equipped 6 branches to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and facilitate their banking transactions. People with visual and hearing impairments will be able to carry on their transactions in a smooth and independent setting, where trained staff and branch managers are capable of communicating in sign language.
Burgan Bank will continue to work hand in hand with different associations and governmental and non-governmental organizations that have been established to ensure their rights and needs are met. The Bank will maintain its sponsorship and support of similar events and activities with an aim to guarantee their equal place in the society under several fields like education, health, cultural and other professions.
The Bank's support of this initiative falls under its dynamic 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 and health driven initiatives. Burgan Bank’s approach to 'ENGAGE' begins with a vital principle that as a leading Kuwaiti financial institution, its conduct and policies should be aligned with the needs and interests of the community.