PIB renews its support to SOS Children’s Village - Palestine
Palestine Islamic Bank has renewed its support to SOS Children’s Village – Palestine as part of its Sustainable Social Responsibility Program. In this respect, the Bank concluded a strategic partnership and financial support agreement with the Organization. Pursuant to this agreement, PIB will sponsor one of SOS Children’s Village – Palestine families for one year. The sponsorship will meet the family’s educational needs, and offer clothing, health and mental care, among other expenses to be covered for children living in the house.
The agreement was signed at the premises of SOS Children’s Village – Jerusalem, Palestine. The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Imad Al-Sadi, PIB General Manager, Mr. Ibrahim Faltas, SOS Children’s Village – Jerusalem National Manager, as well as a number of directors from both parties.
In parallel with concluding the agreement, PIB’s employees engaged in a volunteering activity in Jerusalem District to paint the skating rink in preparation for hosting the children. The activity involved the participation of the Bank’s executive management as well as the South District branches and office managers.
Al-Sadi stated that signing the agreement and extending once again the support offered to SOS Children’s Village – Palestine, as well as the Bank’s employees’ volunteering are part of the Bank’s commitment to supporting and offering care to all community segments, namely children. This step also seeks furthering social solidarity and supporting the unique initiatives launched within this field. He noted that PIB has made similar annual contributions as part of its Sustainable Social Responsibility Program that is largely supported by the Bank’s board members.
Furthermore, he stated: “We take pride in our participation to the efforts of SOS Children’s Village – Palestine in favor of children without parental care. In fact, these efforts contribute to the children’s care and training. Such efforts will grant them the opportunity to grow within a safe family-based environment. The work carried out will enable the necessary circumstances and factors for children to become active community members who will be able to depend on themselves in the future.”
Mr. Ibrahim Faltas, SOS Children’s Village – Palestine National Manager, celebrated the partnership and active role of PIB in sponsoring children without parental care. He also praised the support PIB has been extending in favor of SOS Children’s Village – Palestine throughout the years. Moreover, he stressed the importance of this partnership in contributing to achieve the organization’s vision, aimed at ensuring every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect, and security. Mr. Faltas also extended his gratitude to the Bank’s Board of Directors, represented by Mr. Maher Masri, and PIB’s management. He specifically thanked Mr. Imad Al-Sadi for his efforts in terms of executing this agreement through sponsoring one of SOS Children’s Village families in Jerusalem.
SOS Children’s Village – Palestine is a non-profit Organization registered in Palestine as a member of SOS Children’s Villages International, operating in 136 countries and regions. The Organization specifically seeks to offer alternative care services for children without parental care or at risk of losing it. This is achieved through integrating them into households where they would enjoy the love and care provided by mothers within a loving family environment, in line with their own culture. This will enable them to enhance their relationships, foster their individual capacities, and assist them in achieving growth within a family, thus enabling them to become self-dependent active community members in the future.
PIB’s Sustainable Social Responsibility Policy attaches the utmost importance to the Bank’s contribution to development. It also stresses upon having an active role in serving the community, ensuring our People’s relief, enhancing their quality of life, and fostering their resilience amidst their difficult living conditions, in line with the global sustainable development goals