2013 CSR initiatives
Soneri Bank has reflected its brand promise of “Roshan Har Qadam,” in various diverse CSR initiatives, investing in communities, education, health and youth activities. With our vision to empower the society to grow, we have honoured a number of humanitarian activities in 2013 that would nurture and strengthen our relationships in our businesses, and with the community, government and our customers.
Soneri Bank is committed to playing a strong role towards healthcare, striving to uplift the social dynamics of the country by facilitating the development plans of various healthcare institutions.
The Agha Khan University
Soneri Bank‘s generous commitment to Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) was disseminated to the expansion plans of both the units over a period of three years. The Agha Khan University Hospital provides the best and most comprehensive medical care in Pakistan. All facilities and treatments are accessible to every citizen in the country, irrespective of their financial status. With this philanthropic approach, Soneri Bank has played an integral role in uplifting the socio-economic dynamics of the country and facilitating the expansion plans of the institution.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
A sponsorship was given for the treatment of poor cancer patients at a state-of-art cancer centre of Pakistan that has been providing financially supported treatment to over 75% of its patients for the last 17 years.
Soneri Bank has strived to spread literacy to the underprivileged youth of our society, through its involvement with educational initiatives.
Development in Literacy (DIL)
A sponsorship for establishing a school in Korangi was given to improve the dismal state of education in Pakistan’s underdeveloped areas. DIL establishes, adopts and manages primary and secondary schools for underprivileged children in partnership with non-governmental organizations in Pakistan.
Soneri Bank honours the national inheritance of arts and culture in Pakistan, deeming it as an integral part of Pakistan’s identity. Thus, it has strived to promote and revive South Asian music.
Soneri Bank packaged and sponsored a selection of Pakistani Classical, Folk and Sufi music, developed by Tehzeeb Foundation working for the advancement and promotion of music, literature and fine arts in Pakistan, along with preservation and archiving of Classical music of the sub-continent.
Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and other bodies (AKU)
Soneri Bank supported a research study of Indigenous Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan, designed to update the findings of a research on individual philanthropy conducted by the Agha Khan Development Network. The aim was to enhance the social development objectives by promoting the creation of more social assets through enhanced charitable giving, and would supplement the government’s development efforts. In time, it would reduce the burden of poverty via introduction of more schools, clinics and training institutes.
Soneri Bank has further contributed to The Patients’ Behbud Society for AKU and encouraged Zakat donation to the institutions via its branches in terms of their campaign dissemination. In areas of mentorship, Agha Khan Youth of National Youth Camps was supported, encouraging leadership skills, entrepreneurship, career development, volunteerism, ethics and diversity.