Girl guides appreciated by Nawras
Concluding its seventh annual Goodwill Journey, Nawras gathered volunteers, family members and press together at the company’s main office on Tuesday evening to reflect on the many achievements of this year’s caring mission. The event in Muscat was held under the auspices of Nawras Chairman Sayyed Amjad Mohamed Al Busaidi and hosted by Ross Cormack, Nawras Chief Executive Officer and Abdulla Issa Al-Rawahy, Nawras Chief Strategy Officer.
Over the previous two weeks, Nawras Goodwill Journey volunteers, press and members of Oman’s scout and guide troops, have visited 10 different charitable organisations to spread happiness through the presentation of carefully chosen donations as well as taking time to understand the important work that is being carried out. The caring team travelled to locations as far apart as Musandam in the north of the Sultanate and Dhofar in the south.
Speaking to the assembled guests on the final day, Ross Cormack, said, “On behalf of our volunteers and the entire Nawras family, I would like to say how humbled we feel to have had this opportunity to play our small part in improving the daily lives of those who most need our help in the local communities we visited.
“Our aim is to make a difference on a long-term basis through carefully chosen donations like sewing machines and office furniture that help support and foster employment opportunities for ladies. In turn, this generates a positive economic and social contribution for their local communities. This year we also extended our reach to include educational facilities for the children as well as assistance to meet the operational needs of the different associations visited.”
Cormack also paid tribute to the great number of devoted people who are dedicated to working hard to help the less privileged in many different ways, day in and day out. “We were pleased to be able to add our assistance to the great work that the Omani Women’s Associations carry out and we really appreciated the warm welcome that was extended to Nawras everywhere.”
During the evening, the guests watched a documentary of the Nawras Goodwill Journey 7 which clearly showed the impact of this initiative for both short term and long term benefits for the communities visited.
Now in its seventh year, the Nawras Goodwill Journey first began in 2005. A group of employees came up with the idea as a way to get closer to those most in need in order to extend assistance to them in towns and villages all over the Sultanate of Oman.
Annually and with caring hearts, the fasting Nawras volunteers travel thousands of kilometres during the Holy Month of Ramadan as part of a caring, active corporate social responsibility programme.