Doha, 14 October, 2019 – QNB Group, a leading financial institution in the Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia (MEASEA), organized various activities in collaboration with the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind to celebrate World White Cane Day at the Bank’s Mathaf Tower building.
The 15th of October of each year marks an international observance to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. To commemorate this important day, QNB organized many activities for its staff with the participation of members of the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind. The event also included a showcase of the tools and devices used to aid and support the visually impaired.
The event aimed to raise awareness about blindness, educate people about the basic skills to interact with those who have vision impairment, remove negative stereotypes about disability, and teach those who are visually impaired about the importance of using the white cane to navigate safely and independently.
QNB is always keen to contribute in supporting the disabled in Qatar and across its international network in line with its diverse range of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and programs launched with the aim of aligning it with Qatar's National Vision 2030.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 30,000 operating through 1,100 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,400 machines.