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GIB supports Bahrain Down Syndrome Society’s event on the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day

On the occasion of the World Down Syndrome Day, Gulf International Bank (GIB) supported the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society’s (BDSS) public awareness event at Seef Mall. This activity is in line with the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme ‘WAGIB’.


The World Down Syndrome Day is observed yearly on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world, organise and participate in activities and events to raise awareness and create a single global voice advocating the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome.


The full day event was attended by children from the BDSS Care Centre, their families, the centre director Dr. Mohammed Almannai along with some of the BDSS Board members and the centre’s staff, as well as GIB’s employees. The event included distribution of awareness leaflets to the public, interactive games and an information session.


GIB CEO Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi said: “We are honoured to support the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society.  The society does wonderful work in assisting children with Down syndrome and their families. Their effort in promoting public awareness of the condition in the local community is commendable.”


GIB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme ‘WAGIB’ is committed to supporting local communities in which it operates with a range of sustainable development programmes and local initiatives. ‘WAGIB’ emphasises themes with long-term positive results in the fields of youth and career development, women’s empowerment, health awareness and economic development.


GIB is owned by the governments of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder.


GIB, the Gulf’s international bank, helps its clients thrive by working together to realise ambitions. GIB aims to be the preferred financial services partner, delivering bespoke banking solutions to a wide customer base in the region and beyond. This includes corporate banking, asset management, debt and equity capital market services, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and the world’s first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service, meem by GIB.