MUSCAT: As part of its ongoing commitment to empower Omani women and develop local communities, Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas’ social development arm, recently presented two buses to Ibra Omani Women Association. The initiative was delivered under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Shamsi, The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Development, in the presence of Sheikh Khalaf bin Salim Al-Ishaqi, Wali of Ibra; Anil Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas, along with officials from the Department of Social Development in Ibra.
Commenting on the initiative, Anil Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas said “Women and children are the anchors of society. At KR, we are deeply committed to building self-reliant communities and work closely with volunteer organisations such as the Omani women’s association on women empowerment projects to help improve society at all levels. We are glad to support the Ibra Omani Women Association with their transportation needs by donating buses that will support their entrepreneurship goals.”
Expressing his appreciation for the initiative, HE. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Shamsi, The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Development said, “We would like to express our gratitude to KR Eshraqa for this great gesture. As always, we have witnessed from them, outstanding efforts aimed towards empowering Omani women. These buses will facilitate the transportation of the association’s members as well as supporting them to carry out their activities inside and outside the city. We wish the association and its members more success. We also thank Eshraqa once again for their support toward developing local communities through their programmes which focuses on education, health, community wellbeing and training.”
Hamed Mohammed Al Mushaiqri, Manager of Department of Social Development, Ibra said, “We want to express our appreciation to KR Eshraqa for their contributions to empowering local communities and in particular, Ibra Omani Women Association by providing these buses as well as supporting the association’s activities. This initiative will boost the association’s efforts made toward local women in Ibra. We look forward to seeing such gestures from the private sector that will support the communities and enhance the quality of people’s life.”
Speaking on the initiative, Intisar Bint Salim Al Maskari, Admin Member of Ibra Omani Women Association said: “On behalf of Ibra Omani Women Association, I would like to thank Khimji Ramdas’ Eshraqa for its valuable gesture. Eshraqa delivered a plethora of initiatives aimed at supporting all segments of society. These buses will certainly enhance the productivity of the association’s members. Furthermore, it will facilitate the association’s various activities.”
Eshraqa, the CSR Arm of the KR Group works towards improving the local community by focusing on four main pillars, education, health, community wellbeing and training. As part of its commitment to empowering the people of Oman by providing access to means that help them achieve their fullest potential, the Khimji Ramdas Group has built partnerships with the public, societal and educational institutes on a not-for-profit basis, to help develop the local community at large, inspire the Omani Youth and empower Omani Women in particular.