IBQ has increased its commitment to support the "Schools without Accidents" campaign in its third edition. The "Schools without Accidents" campaign is part of a nationwide awareness drive to prevent road accidents organized by Qatar's Traffic Department. In a press conference which was held today at IBQ's Headquarters, the bank announced its sponsorship of the campaign allocating a total sum of QAR 600,000. This initiative highlights IBQ's continued efforts to widen its community programme. This year, the campaign focuses on promoting high road manners and appropriate road behavior amongst school students and will roll out into three defined phases starting with live demos and seminars, moving to workshops for school advisors and practical sessions for students and ending with a competition and award nominees in March 2011 tying in with the GCC Traffic Week.
Brig. Mohammed Saad Al Kharji, Director of Traffic Department said: "We thank IBQ for their great commitment to support these educational endeavors which aim at raising road awareness amongst youth in our society. We consider this partnership with IBQ as symbiotic and an exemplar of how corporate organizations can team up to spread effective community-outreach programmes as part of their social responsibility. We hope to see other organizations joining hands to help maximize the goals of this initiative."
"This year, we have increased our commitment to boost the objectives of the Schools without Accidents campaign, believing in its significance to promote highly critical values for the future of our youth. We are very honoured to be part of this programme for the third year running and our continued presence is a testament to the importance we place on the welfare of our community." said George Nasra, Managing Director, IBQ.
"The significant cash donation demonstrates the effort we invest in our corporate social responsibility agenda governed by the overarching message of awareness and education. Reaching out across the country through a wide range of educational, sporting and charitable initiatives, IBQ is determined to continue to contribute to the well-being of the local community, nurturing an environment of respect, care and trust." added Nasra.
The press conference saw in attendance Mr. George Nasra, Managing Director of IBQ, Sheikh Fahad Bin Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, Corporate Banking Manager at IBQ, Brig. Mohammed Saad Al-Kharji, Director of the Traffic Department, Brig. Mohammed Al-Malki, Traffic Department Expert and Dr. Elham Badr Al-Sada, Director of Information & Public Relations, Al-Oo'wen Center. Dr. Elham joins the league of supporters linking education to the overall theme of the campaign. The Supreme Education Council of Qatar has joined hands with the Traffic Department to list down all the public and private schools of Qatar in order to encourage everybody's participation.