Within its partnership with the Center for the second consecutive year
Kuwait – 29 January, 2020: Burgan Bank recently organised an awareness workshop for its employees on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in cooperation with Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK). The workshop was part of the bank’s commitment to the center for the second consecutive year which falls under its dynamic corporate social responsibility strategy. Through the partnership, Burgan Bank strives to deliver meaningful and positive change in the lives of all segments of society.
Burgan Bank aims to raise a strong conscious workplace culture and educate employees on vital societal and humanitarian issues through the provision of similar workshops and awareness seminars. The workshop covered many areas including; the definition of autism spectrum disorder, symptoms of autism in infants and young children, different cases of children with ASD, comparisons of behavioral patterns of children with autism, how to interact with children with autism, emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis, and effective treatment methods.
Autism Partnership Kuwait offers a wide range of rehabilitation and treatment services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the age of two years to ten years and their families. Through highly qualified and professional consultants and specialists in the field. (APK) is the only branch in the Arab and Middle East region that represents the Autism Partnership Foundation located in the US among ten other global branches.
Burgan Bank's support to this initiative falls under its 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.