AL-MAWARID Bank IN THE COMMUNITY
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. places great importance on corporate social responsibility whereby it encourages a number of social, environmental, educational, and sports initiatives. For many years, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. has supported numerous NGO-driven community development projects. However, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L.’s responsibility goes beyond charity donations as it constantly seeks to present whatever is beneficial to citizens, communities, and society as a whole.
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. intends to live up according to its values, “Honesty, Integrity and Customer Focus”, and its slogan, “Our resources are yours,” through serving the community by sharing its resources to enhance sustainable development.
Engaging in Road Safety Campaigns
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. ’s genuine involvement in crucial matters that concern the community is mirrored in its active engagement in a number of awareness campaigns, especially those relating to safe driving. As such, in order to help raise awareness on road safety, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. sponsored the 5th anniversary celebration of the “Kunhadi” association. In addition to collaborating in a United Nation Advertising campaign that focused on the dangerous behaviors that need to be aborted while driving.
Participating in Banking and Economic Forums
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. takes part in a number of banking and economic forums that address important issues pertaining to financial and economic development. In this regard, the bank participated in the Confex Awareness Forum and the Annual Banking & Finance forum that was held under the patronage of BDL and the Association of Banks in Lebanon. In the same context, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. sponsored the on-campus banking forum that was held at NDU premises to raise awareness among students seeking jobs in the banking sector.
Social and Developmental Initiatives
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. active involvement in the community is reflected in all of the social and developmental initiatives the bank contributed to. Hereby, in the effort of improving traffic conditions in the town of Jahlieh in the Shouf region, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. sponsored the construction of a roundabout in the area.
Moreover, year after year, the bank sponsors Ayadina Association’s Benefit Christmas Concert. This move intends to encourage young talents and benefit children with special needs. In the same context, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. participates annually in Al Midan Association’s Christmas Festival in order to help raise funds for the North Autism Center.
Sponsoring Festivals and Cultural Events
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. recognizes the important role art plays in our daily lives, and as such, it is involved in the sponsorship of many festivals held in different regions of Lebanon, like the Summer Festival in Chbaniyyi- El Maten and similar events in other Lebanese regions.
Contributing to Educational Life
Since 2000, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. joined forces with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which has been setting up Technology Access Centers (TACs) for young people in South Lebanon. AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. understands the crucial role that young people play in the human development process and has gladly sponsored two TACs in the southern villages of Hasbaya and Shebaa. The centers are equipped with computers, printers, and software libraries, teach computer literacy and offer Internet access. Today, these young people can, with the flick of a switch, take their place in global community.
Moreover, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. plays a pivotal role with various universities and associations to promote culture and take education to higher levels. The Bank carries out this mission by participating in job fairs to encourage further education and career development. AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. participated in fund raising events aimed at providing financial support to children across Lebanon to help them enroll in public schools. Similarly, the Bank took part in renovating and upgrading the Faculty of Business Administration & Economics’ library of the Lebanese University, Aley branch, thus providing students with a new learning outlook
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. understands the significance of sports in achieving a fully rounded education for emerging generations. Hence, it has always been active in sponsoring annual marathons in various Lebanese regions, such as, the Beirut Marathon, the Annual Rashaya Marathon, Aley Marathon, as well as Al Jabal Marathon.
AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. sees as its duty to promote awareness creation for a cleaner Lebanon. We care passionately about the environment and have incorporated a strong environmental theme in our community activities, through educational and social programs.
In this way, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. has been active in ensuring that current and future generations appreciate Lebanon’s natural beauty. In the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, the largest Natural Cedar Reserve in Lebanon, in Maasser Al-Shouf, AL-MAWARID Bank S.A.L. has taken an initiative by donating garbage collection containers and wooden seats, to provide a cleaner environment and encourage the Lebanese to visit, enjoy, and respect nature.