Burgan Bank Set to Sponsor ‘D Partners 5 Program’ 2019
Burgan Bank, one of the leading contributors to the welfare of the community, announces it will sponsor the “D Partners Training Program” for the first time. Organized by the Training Gate International, the training program includes a series of workshops designed to enable and integrate a generation of young people with disabilities into society and to serve as advocates for their cause.
It is targeted at empowering both the disabled and non-disabled nationals’ with a collective conscience of the community’s needs while inspiring more to fulfil their role as responsible members in the society. The innovative platform reinforces the global pledge to accommodate the Persons with Disability youth with the necessary skills, professional competency, quality education, real-life career experiences, better healthcare and environmental services, overall accessibility and mobility to support themselves.
In line with the new Kuwait 2035 Vision , ‘D Partners’ is one of the most important civil society development programs that contribute to improving the lives of persons with disabilities and equip them with the keys to success to practice in both their social as well as professional lives. In addition, to increase a national sense of duty and level of awareness through the aid of the media to better understand their circumstances, enable effective communication and constructive dialogue among members.
Ms. Hessa Al-Najadah, External Affairs Manager at Burgan Bank said: "We are proud to partner with Training Gate International as the “D Partners 5” objectives are in line with Burgan Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility mission to serve the community. Since the bank’s inception, it has been keen on promoting equal rights and social inclusion of individuals with disabilities and continues to partner with entities that develop their skills and help them serve as equal contributors to society. The bank seeks to establish a conscious and educated society that will build the foundation for a better future for the Persons with Disability segment.’
Ms. Kifayah Al-Alban, Founder and Director General of the Training Gate International said: "We are delighted to partner with Burgan Bank and commend them for their role in driving many initiatives that address the needs of people with disabilities. Through our training methods, our goal is to develop their lives with the help of proper educational, vocational and practical training to actively join their peers and raise opportunities for success in both, their personal and professional lives.”
The Bank's support of this initiative falls under its dynamic full-fledged community program entitled ‘ENGAGE’ – Together to be the change. This program sheds light on important aspects affecting every segment of the society by promoting social welfare through educational, cultural and health driven initiatives. Burgan Bank’s approach to 'ENGAGE' begins with a vital principle that as a leading Kuwaiti financial institution, its conduct and policies should be aligned with the needs and interests of the community.
Established in 1977, Burgan Bank is the youngest conventional Bank and second largest by assets in Kuwait, with a significant focus on the corporate and financial institutions sectors, as well as having a growing retail, and private bank customer base. Burgan Bank has majority owned subsidiaries in the MENAT region supported by one of the largest regional branch networks. which include Gulf Bank Algeria - AGB (Algeria), Bank of Baghdad - BOB (Iraq & Lebanon),Tunis International Bank – TIB (Tunisia), and fully owned Burgan Bank – Turkey, (collectively known as the “Burgan Bank Group”). Furthermore, Burgan Bank has a present in the UAE through its corporate office (“Burgan Financial Services Limited) which had helped the bank to participate in multiple financing opportunities in the UAE.