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New opportunities for Bahraini citizens with Down Syndrome

Manama, Kuwait Finance House has entered into an agreement with the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society to train, upskill and employ Bahraini citizens with Down Syndrome and assimilate them into the job market.

The agreement is part of the bank’s dedication to community integration and sustainable development.

The signing ceremony was attended by Head of Human Resources at KFH–Bahrain Sara Zainalabedin, Down Syndrome Care Centre Director Ahmed Al Ali and representatives from both entities.

“This collaboration comes as part of our commitment to community integration and social sustainability,” Sara said.

“We aspire, through this collaboration, to offer employment and training opportunities to Bahraini youth with Down Syndrome, and to involve all segments of society in achieving sustainable quality growth in line with our Kingdom’s National Development Strategy.”

Sara commended the dedicated efforts of the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society towards providing the best services to Bahraini citizens with Down Syndrome, and ensuring they are equipped with the right skills to succeed as active members of society.

“We deeply appreciate KFH-Bahrain joining our initiatives to employ Bahrainis with Down Syndrome in the various sectors within the Kingdom,“ Al Ali said.

“This will contribute to opening up unique opportunities for our sons and daughters with Down Syndrome, and developing their knowledge and professional skills.:

This cooperation comes with the aim of effectively implementing the comprehensive inclusion policy and in the strong belief that members of this integral segment of society have the right to receive employment opportunities in an equitable and inclusive manner, he added.

The Bahrain Down Syndrome Society, established in 1998, is a humanitarian civil society concerned with caring for children born with Down Syndrome through the Down Syndrome Care Centre set up in 2001 with the aim of providing them with the necessary services.

Source: Bahrain News Agency