National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the leading bank in Kuwait and the highest rated in the Middle East, has recently been fund-raising and taking part in an awareness campaign organized by Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH), in support of "Bayt Abdullah", Children's Hospice project.
The launch ceremony for the "Bayt Abdullah" charitable campaign held at the Avenues was attended by President of KACCH and Minister of Health, Dr. Hilal Al Sayer. Also present were NBK Group CEO, Ibrahim Dabdoub & NBK CEO Isam Al Sager.
Commenting on the occasion, NBK CEO Isam Al Sager said, "NBK has always considered support of the Kuwaiti healthcare sector an intrinsic part of its social and philanthropic outreach. Accordingly, we take great pride today in providing support for "Bayt Abdullah" through fund-raising and awareness campaigns. We have purchased a large number of the campaign's commemorative pins to be distributed to all NBK staff members".
"Bayt Abdullah Children's Hospice is a something of a landmark in terms of volunteer and philanthropic involvement and is geared towards providing medical relief as much as social and emotional care for children in Kuwait suffering from incurable ailments. NBK makes every effort to enable such a project to achieve its social and humanitarian mission".
NBK has undertaken several initiatives to support the healthcare sector in the country, including the establishment of the NBK Children’s Hospital at Al Sabah Medical Area, which provides medical care to underprivileged children. The hospital, built by NBK at a cost in excess of KD4 million and donated to the Ministry of Public Health, houses a number of clinics which specialize in leukemia treatments, neurology, psychiatry and pediatrics as well as surgeries and operating theatres.
From 1992 -2009 NBK's total spending on community-related projects and activities totaled approximately KD. 94 million.