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QIB sponsors Quran Recitation Contest for second consecutive year
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QIB sponsors Quran Recitation Contest for second consecutive year

24/02/2019, Doha,Qatar

QIB sponsors Quran Recitation Contest for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has sponsored the Quran Recitation Contest, which was organized by Ahmed Bin Mohamed Secondary School for Boys. The Contest was under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in partnership with the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs. 384 students participated from 134 schools, both male and female and from various age groups. Mrs. Fawzia Al-Khater, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, honored the winning students during a ceremony at the Ministry.

During his speech at the ceremony, Mr. Hassan Al Baker, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Secondary School’s Headmaster, expressed the pride his school holds for organizing the contest for the second consecutive year, in cooperation with Al Falah Primary School for Girls. He stated that the purpose of the contest is to encourage students to learn the correct recitation of the Quran, as well as develop students’ skills in its vocal performance. Al Baker also praised QIB’s sponsorship of the contest and as well as the Bank’s important role in promoting such valuable initiatives that empower students and develop skills that will be useful to them throughout their life.

Commenting on the sponsorship of the event, Mr. Hassan Sultan Al-Noaimi, QIB’s Assistant General Manager – Personal Banking Group, said “QIB’s sponsorship of the Quran recitation contest and support in educational programs is part of our corporate social responsibility program which is aligned with the social objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. This sponsorship contributes to building a gifted generation which is faithful to its religion and proud of its Islamic values.”   

He added: “We are pleased with the large participation in this contest from students. QIB is committed to strengthening the cooperation with the Ministry of Education to support similar programs.”

Since QIB’s establishment in 1982, it has taken key roles in supporting social activities in various sectors such as education, health, sport, environment, and other social programs. The Bank views this as an integral part of its mission and role in the local community. The Bank also recently won the Dar Al Sharq Award for the best Bank CSR program in Qatar.

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