BisB Sponsors the Childhood and Technology ‘Opportunities and Challenges Conference’
Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), the leading bank in providing digital financial solutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently announced its sponsorship of Bahrain Society for Child Development’s Ninth Conference, held under the title of ‘Childhood and Technology: Opportunities and Challenges’.
The conference revolved around 10 research papers conducted by several professors and specialists that have academic and practical experience within the field of discussion. The studies focused on identifying the opportunities and challenges that children might face at the current digital age, while developing the appropriate plans and solutions that address the psychological, economic, social, health, and educational impacts that may result from excessive use of digital devices. The research also touched upon the crucial role families and the society play in safeguarding children from the risks of using the internet.
Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Yaser Alsharifi, Chief Executive Officer of BisB, said, “We are pleased to sponsor this conference as it falls within the framework of our social responsibility platform” Jood”, which focuses on innovation through education. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, therefore it is our responsibility to ensure that we equip them with the requisite tools they need to become confident, capable, and empowered individuals by addressing any social or psychological effects that may hinder a bright future. We look forward to expanding our initiatives across all sectors of society and increasing our partnerships with key institutions and governmental bodies.”
Bahrain Islamic Bank
Incorporated in 1979 as the first Islamic bank in the kingdom of Bahrain, and the fourth in the GCC. Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has played a pivotal role in the development of the Islamic banking industry and the Kingdom’s economy. The Bank operates under an Islamic Retail banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on the Bahrain Bourse.
At the end of 2016, the Bank’s paid up capital was BD 101 million, while total assets stood at BD 1042 million. The Bank’s modern branch network comprises 5 branches, 4 innovative financial malls, and 56 ATMs located throughout the Kingdom. A steadfast focus on continuous innovation, strong corporate governance and risk management, employee development, and the use of state of the art technology to deliver superior customer service, has cemented Bahrain Islamic Bank’s position as the leading Sharia’a – compliant bank in the Kingdom.