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GIB donates a bus to Bahrain Down Syndrome Society

MANAMA, April 11, 2016

Gulf International Bank has donated a bus to the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society (BDSS), in line with its corporate social responsibility programme 'Wagib.'
 
Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi, chief executive officer, presented the bus to the society chairman Jehad Al Zain in a ceremony held at the society’s premises. 
 
The vehicle will be used to transport the children from their homes to the centre and back.
 
“BDSS is delighted and grateful for the generosity of GIB and their ongoing backing of the centre. As a non-profit organisation the support from local institutions is vital for our continued operations,” said Al Zain.
 
BDSS and its Down Syndrome Care Centre provides direct and indirect support to individuals, their parents and their families. 
 
It also works towards the development of local services available to individuals in the fields of health, psychology, education and social skills. 
 
Additionally, the society operates an information centre supporting research and studies of issues related to the syndrome. The society finds ways to overcome obstacles in the education, rehabilitation and employment of youth with down syndrome.
 
“We are proud of our partnership with the Society. Their work is pivotal in assisting the children and their families by promoting public awareness of the condition in the local community,” said Al-Helaissi.
 
Following the presentation, 15 employees from GIB spent time at the centre painting with the children. The original artworks will be exhibited at GIB headquarters later in the year and auctioned to the employees of GIB, with the proceeds donated to the society. - TradeArabia News Service



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