BBK Supports Institue for the Blind

25 Oct 2010

In line with their strategic initiatives for a brighter community, BBK- Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking- handed over a cheque of BD 15,000 as a gesture of their support towards the Saudi Bahrain Institute for the Blind. The cheque was handed over by Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, CE of BBK to the Institute’s Chairman Mr. Mohammed Hussain Al Joder in the presence of Mr. Abdulwahid Al Khayat, Institute Director, Mr. Reyadh Sater, BBK General Manager- Shared Services Group and Mr. Abdul Hussain Bustani, Assistant General Manager of Human Resources and Administration in the Bank.

The Institute has received regular support from the Bank through various regular donations over the past years.  Those contributions have provided further backing to the Institute’s financial resources and enabled it to buy the latest Waves Pro-Braille Embosser in addition to modernizing the Institute’s fleet of buses by buying 3 new buses to provide transport facilities for the blind students and teaching staff. In addition, the Bank has contributed to the creation of a special unit for persons with poor vision through buying lenses and devices to help improve vision for such group of students.

The Institute’s Director expressed his thanks and appreciation to BBK for the huge support received by the Institute from the Bank during the last years. He also expressed his gratitude to the Bank’s executive management led by Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, CE of BBK who provides special care to the Institute in addition to his care and support for other handicapped centers and institutes in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Speaking about the Bank’s donation to the Institute, Mr. Al Khayat said: “The Institute’s administration will continue its upgrade of its own transport fleet considering that transport facilities are vital for the Institute’s students who are transported from the Institute to their homes in addition to carrying blind students to their classes in the Ministry’s schools where they attend refresher and training courses.

As one of the major financial institutions in Bahrain, providing regular contributions to various humanitarian causes and societies throughout the years, BBK has supported entities including major clubs, charity funds and social initiatives. These initiatives are aimed at achieving the sole goal and vision of a brighter future and community in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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