For the third 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. In this year’s edition, 471 students participated from 191 schools, both male and female and from various age groups. The winners were honored at a ceremony held recently at the Ministry by Maha Al-Rowaili, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education
During his speech, Hassan Al Baker, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Secondary School’s Headmaster, expressed the pride his school holds for organizing the contest for the third 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 vocal performance. Mr. Al Baker also praised QIB’s sponsorship of the contest 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, Mashaal Abdulaziz Al Derham, Assistant General Manager, Head of Corporate Communications & Quality Assurance at QIB said: “QIB is committed to supporting educational programs as 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.”
She added: “We are pleased with the great turnout from students for this contest and QIB is committed to continuing to strengthen its cooperation with the Ministry of Education with similar programs.”
Since its establishment in 1982, QIB has taken key roles in supporting social activities in various sectors such as education, health, sport, environment, and other social programs. As a leader in Islamic banking, and an active partner providing continuous support to community activities, the bank has been excelling with leading corporate social responsibility drives as part of its mission to support the local community.