KUWAIT: Ahli United Bank (AUB), one of Kuwait’s leading Islamic banking institutions welcomed yesterday the Kuwait National Paralympic team at the Kuwait International Airport upon their return from Brazil. The bank’s latest initiative reflects its keenness to celebrate the proud moments and successes achieved by the team.
Despite the level of participation, all members of the Paralympic team are winners. His Excellency, Sheikh Salman Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Youth and Sports Minister and her Excellency, Hind Al-Subaih Minister of Social Affairs & Labour/ Minister of State for Planning & Development Affairs along with the Honorary President for the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club, Sheikha Sheikha Khalifa Al Sabah, as well as the club’s Chairman, Shafi Al Hajeri were present to welcome and greet the national team upon their arrival to Kuwait. AUB has been a supporter to Kuwait’s national special needs team, and was amongst the first to welcome them back to honor them for their participation at the Paralympics.
The bank thanked Kuwait’s champions, specifically Ahmad Al Mutairi for winning the first place and gold medal in the 100 meter competition and representing the country in an internationally acclaimed event. AUB’s sponsorship reflects its continued support towards special needs, and the strong role that the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club plays to train young athletes to represent Kuwait in a number of international events. In addition, the bank’s sponsorship is in line with its overall social responsibility approach and supporting special needs, an initiative that is also reflected in the bank’s tailored services for them. Bader Al-Debasi, from AUB said, “We believe in our youth’s abilities to overcome any challenge and prove their ability to represent their country. Despite the results they have achieved, they continue to be our champions who deserve to be honored.”