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19 September 2011 11:47 am

Bank funds education campaign in Somalia

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Barwa Bank has paid for the education of a number of students for one year in Somalia, as part of its joint charity initiative launched in August, in co-operation with Qatar Charity. The bank donated a year’s fees for a student’s education for each and every new salary transfer during Ramadan. “We are keen to play our role as a responsible organisation that works towards the development of individuals and communities. My colleagues and I were moved by the difficulties facing the children of Somalia, and wanted to give them a better future through education,” said Steve Troop, CEO, Barwa Bank Group. To create awareness of the initiative and the importance of education, the bank organised a drawing competition for children in various Doha malls. Children were asked to draw what they want to be when they grow up, and were given educational books upon participation. Gulf Times