2019 CSR initiatives
To ensure that the spirit of our brand promise ‘Roshan Har Qadam’ is spread across, we, at Soneri Bank, have aimed to enrich the society in all walks of life. In 2019, our CSR activities embodied principles of inclusiveness for the betterment of fellow beings in the field of healthcare, education, women empowerment, sports and rehabilitation.
Soneri Bank has generously contributed to healthcare organizations, to serve the purpose of humanity.
The Kidney Centre (TKC)
The Kidney Centre (TKC) a non-profit organisation provides comprehensive quality renal care to patients suffering from kidney problems. Soneri Bank took the opportunity to support one of TKC’s fundraising events of the year.
Lady Dufferin Hospital
Lady Dufferin Hospital is Pakistan’s largest and most well known women’s hospital, it provides quality healthcare to all socioeconomic groups at subsidised rates. To improve the healthcare facilities of the organisation, Soneri Bank extended its support by sponsoring its annual
fundraising event for society’s prosperity.
Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre
MALC is a non-profit organisation serving the Leprosy, TB & Eye patients in Pakistan, which includes medical and surgical treatment, as well as the physical and social needs of deformed patients. Deserving cases are provided educational, vocational and socio-economic assistance
for their rehabilitation and integration into their respective communities. Soneri Bank participated in a fundraiser play organised by MALC, to help in providing patients with proper access to health facilities.
LRBT is the largest provider of free eye care for the poor in the country and a safety net for the visually impaired population in Pakistan. In order to further endorse the efforts of the institute, Soneri Bank contributed its due share through its digital campaign #PledgeForKindness, whereby the funds were donated to LRBT.
Children First Society
Children First Society is a non-profit organisation working for the ailing children by providing free treatment, medical supplies, machines and equipment. Various initiatives of cleanliness and hygiene have also been taken for the betterment of their patients. The Children First Society’s child development services help children to achieve a healthy life to become healthy adults. Soneri Bank supported the cause by participating in their fundraiser event.
National Institute of Child Health (NICH) – OAKS
OAKS is the alumni association of Kinnaird College for Women. Both OAKS and NICH have a long standing relationship, in which funds have been raised for lifesaving medical equipment for the hospital, which include ventilators, incubators and special thalassemia testing machinery.
Soneri Bank supported this cause by participating in the event’s fundraiser brochure.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is a cancer centre, serving the people of Pakistan for many years. It is the very first project of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charitable organisation working towards the fight against Cancer, since its inception.
Soneri Bank played its part in supporting this organisation monatarily, as well as by contribution through digital campaign #PledgeForKindness
The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation – SIUT
The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation is a dialysis & kidney transplant centre located in Sindh. SIUT was founded by Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi and it is Pakistan’s largest kidney disease centre, as well as Pakistan’s largest public sector health organisation. Soneri Bank supported
this cause through its digital campaign #PledgeForKindness, whereby funds were donated to the organisation.
The Indus Hospitals (TIHs)
The Indus Hospitals are tertiary care multidisciplinary hospitals and healthcare system in Pakistan. The unique feature of the hospital is that it is privately run, but offers services completely free of charge. It is the first ever paperless hospital established in Pakistan. Soneri Bank, through its digital campaign #PledgeForKindness contributed towards this organisation for the betterment of society.
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 fulfil the dire need of approximately 9.8 million women who are at a risk of developing breast cancer, in Pakistan. Soneri Bank pledged to this cause by contribution in the annual fundraiser event.
With a focus on the field of education, Soneri Bank has generously supported and promoted various educational organisations for there development.
Family Education Services Foundation
Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF), a non-profit educational organisation, has been active in Pakistan since 1984. FESF is dedicated to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged. Soneri Bank generously supported their educational development training programs, in order to empower the needy ones to reach their full potential.
Developments in Literacy
Developments in literacy, educates and empowers underprivileged students, especially girls, by operating student-centered model schools; and provides high-quality professional development to teachers and principals across Pakistan. Soneri Bank has supported this cause by sponsoring the fundraising event for the development of education and literacy.
The efforts made towards community and for rehabilitation are much valued by us. This year, Soneri Bank has played its part in uplifting organisations working in this field, as well.
Network of Organisations with People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP) raises the wareness in the society about the rights of persons with disabilities. For this noble cause, the bank has sponsored rickshaws for the people connected with NOWPDP for the well-being of the same.
The Society for the Rehabilitation of Special Children (SRSC)
To be the premier institution in Sindh that provides healthcare and specialists help in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, primary schooling and free dispensary. The contributions made by Soneri Bank were utilised towards the management of the ICU Ward of National Institute of Child Health Karachi, for effective treatment of patients.
It is true that women are a strong part of our society and every effort should be made to ensure their development. Soneri Bank has pledged its support to organisations working towards this cause
Attock Sahara Foundation
Attock Sahara Foundation (ASF), a welfare oriented non-profit organisation by Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy (PCP), has been serving 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.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurship
Keeping true to our values and belief in women empowerment, Soneri Bank has promoted women entrepreneurship by collaborating with home based small business owners, for giveaways and gifts for its events like Women’s Day celebration at office for its female staff as well as prizes for its social media contest winners. In this way, a pledge has been taken to support small businesses so that they can become big.
Continuing with our support towards sports since many years, this year Soneri Bank not only sponsored an international event held in Pakistan, but a few individual players as well.
Lahore Garrison Golf and Country Club
Garrison Golf and Country Club is a Golf and Country club in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It’s a reputable place among its members and visitors with its state-of-the-art sports facilities. Soneri Bank supported their cause of promoting sports by participating in their 28th Corps Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament.
Alishan Table Tennis Tournament
Table Tennis is one of the prevailing sports, which needs due awareness and recognition. In this regard, Alishan & Co are making serious efforts in spreading the game among the masses, as well as training aspiring players for the game. Soneri Bank participated in this cause through its
contribution in Alishan Table Tennis Tournament 2019.
All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA)
All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA) – The APPMA is made up of businesses, small and large, including importers, distributors, stockists, suppliers, wholesalesr, retailers, brokers and indenters of Paper and Paper Board. In order to support the business community,
Soneri Bank participated in APPMA Cricket Tournament.
Gilgit–Baltistan Super League 2019 Cricket Tournament
Cricket is a sport widely celebrated nationwide and is played throughout the country. The enthusiasm for the sport within the people of Gilgit-Baltistan is heartwarming. Soneri Bank contributed monetarily, towards the encouragement of the teams participating in the GB Super
League 2019 Cricket Tournament.
Supporting a Golfer
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.
HEro SHEro Kids
HEro SHEro is a leadership program specifically designed for 6-12 year olds in Karachi. Their series of events, and workshops are designed to raise emotionally intelligent, confident, empathetic and socially active youngsters. Soneri Bank pledged its support to this cause by sponsoring their events.