Palestine Islamic Back Sponsors “Let’s Read and Lead” Workshop in Gaza

Palestine Islamic Bank funded a recent activity dedicated to a scientific day organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for the benefit of its schools located to the west of the Gaza Strip which carried the title “Let’s Read and Lead”. The study day aimed to enhance student’s skills in English language and to encourage them to learn it in depth through reading and searching.

The fund comes as part of PIB’s social responsibility program that focuses mainly on supporting educational and children related activities. Additionally, it comes as a continuation of the strategic cooperation between the PIB and the UNRWA.

In his welcoming speech during the study day, Mr. Aziz Hammad, Director of Palestine Islamic Bank branches in Gaza said that PIB dedicates over 45% of its social responsibility program budget to support education and health sectors, revealing the Bank’s contribution in rehabilitating and providing maintenance for over 80 schools in various cities in the country, in addition to providing in-kind support for many schools, including schools for children with special needs.

Hammad asserted that Palestine Islamic Bank’s management is paying a huge attention to provide support to different organizations, with the goal of ensuring the delivery of the Bank’s message which aspires to go beyond providing Islamic banking services and solutions, but to also become a real partner in developing our local community and support it. He pointed to having other contributions in other sectors like health, relief, and development, asserting that the bank pays special attention to the needs of Gaza strip given the dire situation in the strip.

Representing the UNRWA, Mr. Alaa Harb Director of UNRWA office in the West of Gaza extended his thanks to PIB for its generous support which has contributed to the implementation of the English study day activities, affirming that the recommendations that are expected to come out from participants will be taken into consideration with the goal to achieve them.

The study day was attended by UNRWA regional educational directors, school teachers, a representative from the British Council and a number of educators and university professors, the papers presented aimed to develop the reading skills for students in their elementary education.