HSBC in the community
HSBC plays a significant role in the Omani community with its active Corporate Social Responsibility program, focusing on education, the environment, and community projects.
HSBC Oman Sponsors JA More than Money
This training programme serves over 25 classrooms on an annual basis. Through this programme, students are trained on entrepreneurship through academically enriching, and experiential learning sessions in economic education.
HSBC Supports Vocational Training for Underprivileged Women
Oman's growing emphasis on empowering and recognizing Omani women's contributions in the development of the local society has spurred a number of local initiatives aimed at bolstering their learning skills and capabilities, especially those of underprivileged women. HSBC's continuous efforts at promoting diversity in the workplace and the community can be substantiated by supporting such local institutes.
The Omani Women Association in collaboration with the "Art of Beauty" institute (the executing party), an Omani foundation specialized in training Omani women from the social affairs families (through the Ministry of Social Affairs) in the fields of cosmetology, hairdressing, and sales have launched this initiative to empower and support Omani women to start their own businesses and generate their own income. This business concept enables women to work from home in the above-mentioned fields without being burdened by the costs and risks of opening an independent business initially. The institute trains and qualifies women through programs certified by the Ministry of Manpower.
In collaboration with The British Council, English language teachers in each school and HSBC volunteers participate in workshops led by experienced British Council trainers, focusing on how to use stories in class. These workshops will carefully link the use of stories to the local English language syllabus and context to ensure sustainability.
HSBC in the Community Middle East Foundation has supported Dar Al Atta, a local charity organisation, which works towards providing uniforms, school supplies and meals to underprivileged students in local public schools for this academic year. In addition a Ramadan Campaign was launched to engage customers and employees to raise funds for underprivileged children and families in Oman.
The HSBC in the Community Middle East Foundation has supported the Association for Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs for the past five years, through a range of projects that include:
- Construction of an Assessment Unit, which provides measures to assess children's abilities
- Sponsorship of a fundraising event that was held in aid of the Association
- Supporting the operations of their research centre that will assist their efforts in educating more Omani instructors
- Advertising in an annual publication that provides a review of their achievements and operations
Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Children
HSBC has supported the Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Children in Al Khoud in setting up a Resource Centre within the branch. The Centre includes an IT facility that will cater to 70 children who attend the Association. It will enable teachers to educate children using the latest technologies and software for communication.
If you wish to donate and help the Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Children to provide the best for its underprivileged beneficiaries, please transfer your donations to the account number: 002 287605 001, Name of account: Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Children.
Al Noor Association for the Blind - Sohar
HSBC extended its support to the Al Noor Association for the Blind - Sohar by equipping its specialised centre with much-needed resources (computers, Braille software).
ESO's Frankincense Project
HSBC helped fund research on Frankincense trees in Oman, which play a significant role in Oman's agricultural economy. The trees also protect the soil from erosion, provide ground cover, produce biomass, and make shade for human and animal populations.
Musandam Diving Biosphere Expedition
Biosphere is working with HSBC to study and protect the beautiful reefs of the Musandam Peninsula. HSBC volunteers worked together with scientists to collect data on the current biological status of the reefs and of population levels of key indicator species for educational purposes and to be able to put forward ideas for future marine protection areas.