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Gulf International Bank Partners with the Aknan Charitable Society and the Children with Disability Association

Gulf International Bank – Saudi Arabia (GIB Saudi Arabia) has signed two partnership agreements with Saudi charities totalling SAR 440,000 to support their work in the Kingdom.


The first is with the Aknan Charitable Society to enhance their cooperation and joint efforts to improve the quality of residential and developmental programmes in the Eastern Province, contributing towards Vision 2030.


The second partnership is with the Children with Disability Association to improve programmes and initiatives for disabled children.


GIB Group Chief Executive Officer, Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi, said: “The partnership with Aknan is part of the Bank’s sustainable corporate responsibility programme WAGIB. As a local bank headquartered in the Eastern Province we aim to build more sustainable, local, community-based partnerships.”


Al-Helaissi also stressed the importance of the partnership with the Children with Disability Association. “This is an important charity with an established and successful record serving our disabled children and helping to develop programs and activities targeting this cherished group in Saudi society.”


The Aknan Charitable Society is a non-profit Saudi charitable association established in 2010. Headquartered in Riyadh, Aknan is licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. The Children with Disability Association is a licensed organisation that was established in Riyadh in 1977.

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