Based on the concept of Human Social Responsibility (HSR) and with an aim of creating inclusive opportunities for children with Down Syndrome, Al Madina Takaful, Oman’s first Takaful insurance provider, has teamed up with Dorat Al Khaleej Private School to launch a special Human Social Responsibility (HSR) initiative.
A well-known pioneering educational institution in Oman, Dorat Al Khaleej Private School has a dedicated programme for special needs. The programme is designed to meet the needs of special students. The curriculum has been set in parallel with the objectives of subjects across the different educational stages with consideration to the needs and difficulties the student possesses.
The Al Madina Takaful HSR initiative called ‘Walitasnae Ealaa Eaynay’ aims to support children with Down Syndrome. 25 children from Dorat Al Khaleej Private School between the age of seven and 14 with Down Syndrome will be supported through this activity. A group of employees will be responsible for supporting these children throughout the year of 2022 as their guide/mentor.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Usama Al Barwani, CEO of Al Madina Takaful said, “We at Al Madina Takaful are very passionate about creating an ecosystem which is inclusive in nature and aligns to our values. Giving back to the society has always been an important part of the overall ethos at our company. This initiative is an opportunity for us to empower those who have special needs and will definitely motivate the larger community to recognise the importance of including them in the mainstream.”
He added, “At Al Madina Takaful we believe inclusion of people with Down Syndrome should be reflected in the ethos of the society and backed by a consistent policy of inclusion in our daily lives. I would like to commend the work being done by Dorat Al Khaleej Private School which offers support to children and families as they navigate the challenges of understanding and coping with Down Syndrome.”
Usama Al Barwani and employees of Al Madina Takaful visited the school and engaged with children on the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day on 21st of March 2022.
Al Madina Takaful has been at the forefront when it comes to supporting corporate social responsibility initiatives. In supporting its communities, the company continues to contribute to key initiatives under education, special needs, charity, health, and welfare platforms.