An umbrella term for our sponsorships and initiatives in the charity, health and education fields, ‘Foundation’ creates an identity through which we can promote and raise a wider awareness of our community work.
The Foundation microsite showcases documentary videos, often moving and emotional, to further spread the word – and spread hope to those in need.
But our real mission is to go one step further, ensuring that people’s hopes and dreams are fulfilled and realised.
A Wide Range of Activities
SABB engages with the Education sector in many ways. We actively support Saudisation by preparing young people to enter the labour market (see ‘SABB Academy’) and by empowering women, educationally, to overcome the employment and career obstacles they may face. We support training and education projects across a range of special groups, including:
The Blind and the Deaf
In collaboration with well-known charities within the blindness and deafness fields, SABB focuses on establishing training centres and promoting skills development courses. These aim to help blind and deaf citizens become productive and financially independent members of society. To ease their banking experience, we also train our staff on how to communicate effectively with visually and hearing-impaired people.
Down Syndrome and Autism Sufferers
SABB works closely with Down Syndrome and Autism Centres around the regions to provide support and develop the educational tools required by those with special needs. We also train parents in the science and techniques of interacting with their children, from the early years through to adulthood.
Undergraduates and Postgraduates
As an integral part of many degree courses, the Bank runs a highly respected series of co-operative and summer training programmes for undergraduates, in association with several Saudi universities and institutes. We also offer English Language scholarships in the UK to graduates of Shariah Law, helping improve their skills and enable them to practice Islamic banking internationally.
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Empowering Productive Families
SABB believes that deprived and disadvantaged people – such as low-income families, the divorced and the widowed – should be helped to remain productive members of the community and achieve financial independence. We work with leading charities and Government agencies to provide the skills, tools, capital and opportunities they need to succeed.
Protecting Vulnerable Children
Children who are particularly in need of care include orphans, the disabled, cancer fighters, and those who suffer from Autism or Down Syndrome. SABB champions the rights of such children and provides support through a number of official agencies and charity operations. We aim to use rehabilitation and recreation to reduce suffering and instil hope for the best possible life.
Projects for the Underprivileged
Many other segments of society are also needy, including disabled adults, low-income families and the elderly. For example, we work with employers to create suitable job opportunities for the disabled. SABB collaborates with the relevant government agencies and community organisations to meet the needs of these groups – in terms of staying active, adapting to their often-difficult circumstances and engaging with wider society.
Personal wellbeing, of course, begins with a high standard of healthcare. To help people achieve a better quality of life, SABB contributes to numerous hospital and health-sector projects – ranging from mobile clinics, dental care and physiotherapy to specialist centres for kidney treatment, prosthetics and orthotics, even intensive care units.
Of course, others factors also affect people’s quality of life – such as local facilities, accommodation and religious fulfillment. With these in mind, the Bank is involved in various initiatives that support the lifestyle of low-income families: house construction, home improvement, winter aid, mosque renovation, Omra and Hajj, even Ramadan fast-breaking (tafteer sa’em).
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