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Ooredoo was given special recognition for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributions at the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards, held recently at the Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat. The award was presented acknowledgement of the company’s flagship social initiative, the Goodwill Journey, which has benefited over 10,000 people over the last 10 years.
Receiving the award on behalf of Ooredoo, Manal Al Kiyumi, Department Head of CSR at Ooredoo, commented “This is a proud moment for us and a tribute to our family members’ commitment and passion towards sustainable social investment. From the beginning, we realised our responsibility to one another and the community as a whole and have worked hand in hand with various public and private organisations to positively impact society in everything we do, whether through our products and services, women’s initiatives or social and educational programmes. As a team, we have never been stronger, and we will continue to exceed our level of excellence in the future.”
Teams of fasting volunteers have spread joy during Ramadan to families across the length and breadth of the Sultanate, as donations and essential enabling equipment and items are delivered to associations and communities. Ooredoo has adopted many other ‘green’ initiatives over the years, which were recognised through this award, such as recycling paper, furniture and technical equipment, as well as a number of fundraising events, with money being used to support those most in need.
The annual award winning Goodwill Journey and other recycling initiatives will continue under the Ooredoo brand, bringing inspiration and empowerment, and also spreading environmental awareness, across Oman. The company is also planning to introduce a diverse range of socially responsible initiatives, focusing on youth, people with special needs, Small and Medium enterprises, women’s empowerment, as well as environmentally friendly programmes.