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ABK Sponsors ‘Guide Their Sight with Your Heart’ Walkathon for the Second Consecutive Year

February 8th 2018

Raising awareness of World Braille Day

In celebration of ‘World Braille Day’, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) sponsored the ‘Guide Their Sight with Your Heart’ Walkathon for the second consecutive year. The event was organized by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and took place on Thursday 1st February 2018, at the Boulevard, Salmiya.

Under the patronage of Dr. Samira A.S. Omar - Director General of KISR, hundreds of participants walked the 2 kilometer distance to raise awareness on the daily challenges faced by the visually impaired individuals around the world.

In appreciation of ABK’s efforts and sponsorship, Mr. Ali Al Baghli – Senior Manager, Corporate Communications at ABK was presented with a trophy from the KISR team honoring their long-standing commitment to supporting people with special needs.

World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of the Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world use this day to create awareness about the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and to encourage businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for the blind.

For more information about ABK, please contact an ABK customer service agent via ‘Ahlan Ahli’ at 1899899.