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National Bank of Oman (NBO) was recently honoured by Outward Bound Oman (OBO), for sponsoring their efforts to develop a group of Omani youths on a journey of self-development.
OBO hosted a ‘recognition event’ to thank all sponsors for supporting their efforts, at the Ministry of Education in Wattayah.
Hassan Abdul Amir Shaban, NBO’s Head Government Banking, received the memento from His Highness Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al Said, on behalf of the bank.
OBO is a nonprofit organisation established in May 2009, under the patronage of HH Sayyid Faisal, to reflect the importance of investing in the Sultanate’s Human Resources.
Their activities challenge Omani youths in a unique way, giving them exposure to skills and experiences that increase their employability and their performance. It is the first and only Outward Bound operation in the Arab World.
In keeping with its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, NBO sponsored OBO’s 41st National Day Journey where Omani youths travelled around the Sultanate, on foot, boat and camel-back, over a course of 80 days.
The NBO-sponsored youths walked a total of 187 kms, from Shanna to Muscat, through the desert — one of the toughest journeys. The key skills they developed during this expedition included leadership skills, self-confidence, time management, team work and negotiation skills — indeed and exhilarating experience which has helped better their lives!
‘Outward Bound Oman’ initiatives have to date, worked with over 1,000 young people in Oman since its launch.
Speaking on the occasion, Hassan said: “On behalf of NBO, I take this opportunity to congratulate OBO for their efforts to provide our youth with lifetime experiences, which they will not learn at home, school or university.
“NBO will always remain committed to support events which benefit Omani youths who are the future of the Sultanate.
“We wish Outward Bound Oman conti