2018 CSR initiatives
Soneri Bank has aimed to enrich the society in all walks of life by truthfully embracing its brand promise of Roshan Har Qadam. With the spirit of the Sun that universally shines on everyone, In 2018, our CSR activities embodied principle of diversity and making an impact for the betterment of fellow beings. This year the major focus of the bank was in the field of Health, Education and Community Development. The other areas of focus included promoting Arts, Sports and Women Empowerment.
Soneri Bank believes in providing quality life to individuals of society. In the same spirit, generous contributions were made to various organizations working towards the health sector by the Bank.
The Kidney Centre (TKC)
The Kidney Centre (TKC) is a non-profit organization with an up-to-date medical facility which is providing comprehensive and quality renal care to thousands of underprivileged patients. Soneri Bank took the opportunity to support one of its fund raising events of the year.
Karwan-E-Hayat – Institute of Mental Health Care
Karwan-e-Hayat is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the cause of mental health in Pakistan. It has been providing free or largely subsidized mental health care to an underserved section of our society since 1983. The clinics and hospitals provide psychiatric treatment mainly to the poor and underprivileged. Soneri Bank supported the institute by participating in their annual fund raising event.
Friends of Pink Ribbon Pakistan – United Against Breast Cancer
Pink Ribbon Pakistan – a project of Women’s Empowerment Group is a non-funded, self-sustained campaign, mostly supported by contributions through public philanthropy and driven by a large number of volunteers all over the country. The mission of Pink Ribbon Pakistan is to develop Pakistan’s first dedicated breast cancer hospital with state-of-the-art medical equipment in order to fulfill the dire need of approximately 9.8 million women who are at a risk of breast cancer in Pakistan. Soneri Bank pledged to this cause by monetary contribution towards building of the hospital and contribution in annual fund raiser event.
National Institute of Child Health (NICH) – OAKS
OAKS is the alumni association of Kinnaird College for Women. Both OAKS and NICH have a relationship over the years in which funds have been raised for lifesaving medical equipment for the hospital which includes ventilators, incubators and special thalassemia testing machinery. Soneri Bank supported this cause by participating in the annual fundraiser.
Lady Dufferin Hospital
Lady Dufferin Pakistan’s largest and well known women hospital provides quality healthcare to all socioeconomic groups at subsidized rates. To improve the healthcare facilities of the organization, Soneri Bank extended its support by sponsoring its annual fund raising event for society’s prosperity.
Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness
Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness (PFFB) has been actively participating in activities to create awareness about partially sighted and Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) through provision of Education, Training, Assistive Aids and Counseling. Soneri Bank contributed to this cause by participating in their annual fund raising gala dinner.
Roohbaru – Society for Mental Health
Roohbaru is a non-profit organization founded to create awareness about mental health, provide online consultations with mental health professionals and provide an on-demand mental health and well-being platform to all with an aim to raise awareness on mental health and the stigma associated with it. Soneri Bank supported the cause by participating in their Launch Event.
With the focus in the field of education, Soneri Bank has generously supported and promoted various educational organizations for its development.
The Citizens Foundation
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) a non-profit organization brings positive social change through education. It is one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged. To support TCF’s cause of improving the literacy rate of Pakistan, Soneri Bank sponsored a fund raiser ‘Loh Bhee Tu Qalam Bhee Tu – A Tribute to Allama Iqbal’ to help TCF in its noble cause.
Rotary International have been serving the humanity across the globe through its mission which is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through improvement of health, support of education and alleviation of poverty. With this spirit, Rotaract Club organized Rotacon 2018 – One Team One Dream. Soneri Bank extended its support by sponsoring the conference to uplift Rotary’s initiatives for betterment of society.
Development In Literacy (DIL)
DIL educates and empowers underprivileged students, especially girls, by opening student-centered model schools and providing high-quality professional development to teachers and principals throughout Pakistan. Their ideology resonates with Soneri Bank i.e every child should have equal opportunity to reach to their full potential and contribute towards the socio-economic betterment of their countries. Soneri Bank further pledged to this cause by participating in their annual fund raising event.
Soneri Bank participated in various community development initiatives to further uplift the economy and well-being of our society.
Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association
In order to uplift the export community, Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association annually holds an International Exhibition for promotion of exports in Pakistan of hand-knotted carpets. The event is attended by businessmen from all over the globe thus boosting our economy. Soneri Bank supported the association by participating in the event.
Karachi Wholesale Grocers Association
KWGA is an association working towards the betterment of economy through channelizing the wholesaler community and emphasizing the role of wholesalers in the business fraternity. Soneri Bank believes in the strength of this part of business and sponsored their annual dinner to further extend its support to them.
Maintenance of Water Filtration Plant
Soneri Bank extended its support towards annual maintenance of a water filtration plant located in a village at Nathuwala Chak no 180. This is one of the many small scale initiatives taken by the bank towards elevation of society at grass-root level.
Women Empowerment is one of the many causes strongly supported by Soneri Bank over the years. Tis year as well, Soneri Bank contributed to the cause through various platforms.
International Women Leaders’ Summit
Soneri Bank was part of International Women Leaders’ Summit in 2018. The conference was a professional forum to collate successful and diversified professional women leaders across the globe to impart and integrate their experiences at a local forum for an exchange of broader perspectives and learning.
Behbud Association Karachi
Behbud Association Karachi is a well-known NGO conducting the development programs in the areas of health, education, women empowerment and vocational trainings for many years. Soneri Bank supported their cause of serving humanity, by contributing in their Behbud Spring Fiesta.
Attock Sahara Foundation
Attock Sahara Foundation (ASF) welfare based non-profit organization by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) serves the community since 1966. Its aim is to play a vital role in uplifting the socio-economic conditions of the surrounding communities through various welfare projects. Soneri Bank supported their mission by participating in their Annual Meena Bazaar event.
Karachi Women’s Swimming Association (KWSA)
KWSA is an organization working towards uplifting sports among women, specially swimming. KWSA hosted a swimming tournament in which Soneri Bank participated. Such events provide a platform for Pakistan’s women swimmers to compete at the national level, and hone their talents to participate in prestigious international swimming events.
Continuing with our support towards sports since many years, this year Soneri Bank not only sponsored an international event held in Pakistan but also few individual players.
International Squash Tournament
Defence Authority Creek Club (DACC) had organized International Squash Tournament after six years with the vision to promote a positive image of our country through Squash, a sport for which Pakistan is known to produce remarkable players. The tournament helped in further showcasing our country’s talent world-wide. Soneri Bank sponsored this event with the vision to promote the culture of sports within country.
In the spirit of promoting new talent and ambitious people to achieve their dreams, Soneri Bank has sponsored an inspiring golfer, to represent the Bank in various tournaments nationwide.
Keeping the strength of our bond with artist community, Soneri Bank sponsored one of the highlighting art events of 2018.
Karachi Arts Festival
Karachi Arts Festival was organzaed by Nigaah Arts Magazine with the vision to promote, support and encourage local art and artists from across Pakistan.