To mark International Literacy Day, Gulf Bank presented orphans with scholarships to continue their education as part of its charitable program of activities. This donation was done through the Committee of Knowledge Seekers, a branch of the Al Najat Charity Association.
The scholarships given by Gulf Bank will benefit a number of children from all age groups (elementary, intermediate, and high school). The aim of the initiative is to provide educational opportunities to those most in need. The sponsored students will start the new academic year without having to worry about expenses. The Committee of Knowledge Seekers will follow-up on the students’ education and provide monthly reports to ensure the children have what they need and there are no obstacles in the way of their education.
The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day is ‘Literacy and Sustainable Societies,’ because literacy is a key driver for sustainable development. International Literacy Day is also dedicated to exploring critical links and synergy between literacy and ‘sustainable development goals’ which will be adopted during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly during September 2015.
The Committee of Knowledge Seekers is the first Kuwaiti charitable organization dedicated solely to providing educational support in the community. They provide educational assistance for children, both citizens and residents, who are in need.
This sponsorship is part of the Gulf Bank ongoing commitment to charitable activities. For more information about Gulf Bank’s Corporate Social responsibility activities, please visit the Bank’s dedicated page: http://www.e-gulfbank.com/eng/aboutUs/csr/index.jsp. More information is also available on Gulf Bank’s social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.