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In its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the OABC recently conducted a series of charitable initiatives to celebrate the joys of Ramadan. The council initiated its activities by co-sponsoring the third Al-Wafa Forum to support children with special needs in Ad Dakhiliyah Governate. OABC, in partnership with Wadi Kalbooh Team and the Ministry of Sports Affairs, organized a week of fun for the children to give back to the community.

More than 350 children from the Nizwa, Bahla, Jabal Akhdar, Izki & Bidbid branches of Al Wafa Social Centre for Children with Disabilities participated in a week filled with competitions, workshops, and other activities. OABC Board representatives also joined the children for Sports Day at the Nizwa Sports Complex, where participants were treated to a host of sporting performances and received gifts.

“We are proud of our efforts to share the joys of giving during the holy month of Ramadan with the amazing children of Ad Dakhliyah. Reaching them was a key part of our CSR efforts to expand our activities outside the city of Muscat to touch more lives than ever before. I would like to thank our inspiring volunteers and staff, alongside all those that participated, for their contribution,” said Fouad Eid, OABC Board Executive Secretary and Vice President of Dover Middle East.

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Additionally, OABC Board of Directors, including members from McDonalds Oman, Dover Middle East, Grand Hyatt Muscat and U.S. Embassy conducted a visit to Royal Oman Hospital’s Oncology Ward to comfort patients. Gifts and well wishes were given to 30 cancer sufferers who expressed happiness and gratitude for the visit.

Garry Friend, OABC Board Vice President and General Manager of Grand Hyatt Muscat, added: “At the OABC, we are committed to establishing ties with the local community and support them through CSR initiatives that bring U.S. business communities in the Sultanate and Omani nationals together for a common good. Since the beginning of 2015 and throughout the month of Ramadan, we have launched multiple campaigns to foster the development of local communities and nurture youth.”

Formed to champion the development of commercial activity between the United States of America and the Sultanate of Oman, OABC membership is open to all companies in the country and welcomes everyone who sees value in engaging in business with the United States. OABC’s recent CSR initiatives demonstrate its commitment to involving itself in activities that support the health and well-being of local communities.