KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait concluded its Ramadan program “Do Good Deeds in Ramadan”, carried out for over 30 consecutive years. The program included the distribution of Iftar meals, visiting various institutions and in addition to participating in numerous charitable and social events.
NBK Public Relations Assistant General Manager, Manal Al-Mattar, said that NBK is proud to be a leading pioneer in social development through its CSR programs. “This program aims to maintain deeper relationships with the communities we operate in, through the introduction of dozens of initiatives and projects that aim to nurture individuals and families and provide the necessary support to their goals of decent living,” she added.
For almost three decades, the Ramadan program comprised a series of activities and initiatives aimed at encouraging community engagement and solidarity in Kuwait. “NBK targets a greater sense of responsibility during the holy month”, Mattar noted.
Celebrating the return to normal life after the pandemic, NBK distributed thousands of iftar meals via special convoys that toured around different areas in the country including Sharq, Mubarkiya, Naif Palace, Kuwait Airport and Al Sabah Medical District during Ramadan.
As they do every year, NBK employees participated in “Do good Deeds in Ramadan” program by conducting visits to various areas, institutions, public facilities and hospitals to do good deeds. This comes in light of NBK’s keenness to promote volunteerism among its employees by reinforcing participation in various humanitarian and social activities organized by the bank.
Traffic Awareness Campaign
NBK distributed fast breaking meals to drivers at traffic lights in strategic locations. This initiative is aimed at reducing traffic accidents during the holy month of Ramadan, especially around iftar time as drivers attempt to reach their destinations before iftar time, resulting in speeding and traffic violations.
Iftar Cannon Program and Naif Palace
For the fourth consecutive year, NBK participated in providing Iftar meals to fasting people at Naif Palace, where it distributed meals to fasting guests attending that ancient heritage moment of firing the Iftar cannon. Also NBK participated in the “Iftar Cannon” program aired on Kuwait TV and celebrated Girgian with the children at the palace.
Fun Activities and Girgian
NBK launched a group of fun activities every weekend throughout the holy month in cooperation with well-known chefs in Kuwait in addition to organizing During Girgian events for children at Wahran Park in Al-Shamiya.
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
NBK Ramadan Social Program included daily awareness videos and health tips through the official social media channels of NBK in collaboration with the dietitian Lulwa Al-Armali.