Press Releases

16 October 2006

Salam International commits to help families

Salam International, under the company’s corporate social responsibility programme, “The Pillars”, has signed an agreement with The Supreme Council for Family Affairs to provide them with financial support and equipment for their recently developed Women’s Centre in Al Khor. Salam International mission statement, develop people and the communities in which it operates. To complement its success Salam International has taken a strategic decision to serve its communities through several initiatives: community outreach programs, business, education and sports development.

The Supreme Council For Family Affairs – Women’s Department is implementing a programme to empower women in Al Khor and the North Region. Salam International’s support includes the equipping of the training rooms and lecture room for the Women’s Centre. Mr Hussam Abu Issa, Vice Chairman and COO of Salam International said: “The financial and material sponsorship underlines the importance of supporting the communities that support us. The Council’s ideals and mandate meet our vision for the empowered community we would like to see develop in Qatar.”

Ms. Noor Al Malki, Head of the Council’s Women’s Department said: “We were faced with a lack of resources in the area and so enlisted the support of the private sector. We are grateful and humbled by Salam International’s gesture. Their support is immeasurable and will go a long way in improving the lives of the women in the northern regions.”

The company is always on the lookout for community projects that meet the company’s vision. Moreover, Salam International encourages new ideas and projects related to their corporate social responsibility programme – helping especially to develop them. Salam International’s various sponsorships are in line with this very worthy goal and their commitment to ‘Partnering the Community’.

About The Supreme Council for Family Affairs

The Supreme Council for Family Affairs was established under the presidency of H. H. the Emir's Consort, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Misnad. The Council seeks to adopt policies, lay out plans and programmes and launch initiatives that may contribute to preserving the family unit as a structure by working for the development of its capabilities and protecting its members. The State has been working towards building a Qatari family whose members' lives are dominated by harmony, love and sympathy. It has also adopted policies, initiatives and legislation aimed at protecting the family structure and its members.

The state has further encouraged initiatives aimed at developing the family and empowering it to adapt to changes in its environment. This adaptation has been done with a view not to adversely affect the family structure or loose its functions.

The state's efforts have persisted year after year until they have taken the Qatari family to advanced levels in the areas of health care, education, economic and social activities. Such levels of progress have reflected positively on the lives of women, children, youth, the elderly, and those with special needs.