2020 CSR initiatives
Soneri Bank actively participated in several CSR activities throughout the year. Keeping the ‘Roshan Har Qadam’ spirit intact, the Bank made sure that it fulfilled its social responsibilities towards the country and its people. Soneri Bank’s contributions in various sectors of Pakistan despite the Covid-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact on the community.
The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation – SIUT
The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation is a dialysis and kidney transplant centre located in Pakistan. SIUT is Pakistan’s largest kidney disease centre, as well as Pakistan’s largest public sector health organisation. Soneri Bank supported them through its Ramadan digital campaign #PledgeForKindness, where it generously donated to the organisation.
The Aga Khan University Hospital
The Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi was established in 1985 with a vision to provide quality healthcare to the people of Pakistan. The hospital provides a broad range of secondary and tertiary care, including diagnosis of diseases and care for patients. AKUH joined hands with Soneri Bank for the Ramadan campaign #PledgeForKindness. The funds generated through this campaign were used to provide people with good healthcare facilities.
The Kidney Centre (TKC)
The Kidney Centre (TKC) is a non-profit organisation providing comprehensive quality renal care to patients suffering from kidney problems. Soneri Bank sponsored the Centre’s dialysis treatments for the underprivileged, as its contribution towards society welfare.
Old Association of Kinnaird Society (Regd.) Karachi
OAKS (Old Associates of Kinnaird Society) is an organisation of old students and teachers of Kinnaird College. Soneri Bank sponsored The Karachi Chapter of OAKS in their major project “Saving Thar”, aimed at providing pure drinking water to the inhabitants of the desert region of Thar.
With a focus on the field of education, Soneri Bank has generously supported and promoted various educational organisations for there development.
The Citizens Foundation
The Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to bring a positive social change through education. It is one of Pakistan’s leading organisation in the field of education for the less privileged. The Foundation operates a network of 1,567 school units, educating 252,000 students throughout Pakistan. To support TCF’s cause of improving the literacy rate of Pakistan, Soneri Bank sponsored the fundraising event of Illmathon 2020 for the development of education and literacy.
Family Education Services Foundation (FESF)
Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) a non-profit educational organisation which 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 supported generously in their Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament to support the needy in reaching their full potential. Family Education Services Foundation was part of Soneri Bank’s Ramadan CSR campaign – #PledgeForKindness through which it generated a substantial amount that helped them provide quality education and skill development to the people of Pakistan.
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 (ASF)
Attock Sahara Foundation (ASF) is a welfare based non-profit organisation, certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and 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 also a few individual players.
The Lahore Polo Club
Lahore Polo Club is one of the oldest and culturally rich clubs in the region. Soneri Bank partnered with The Lahore Polo Club for the Polo Tournament Championship aimed towards promoting polo and making it a celebrated sport in Pakistan.
Alishan Table Tennis Club
Table Tennis is one of the prevailing sports, which needs its due awareness and recognition. In this regard, Alishan & Co are making serious efforts in spreading the game amongst the masses as well as training aspiring players for the game. Soneri Bank participated in this cause through its generous contribution to the club.
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.
Soneri Bank strongly believes in supporting the less-privileged and helping the people of Pakistan in the fields of health and education. The Bank partnered with various welfare organisations for this noble cause.
Shahid Afridi Foundation
The Shahid Afridi Foundation aims to spread education, healthcare services, and access to clean water across Pakistan. Soneri Bank, as part of its #PledgeForKindness Campaign, partnered with the foundation in distributing ration bags amongst Covid-19 victims, to support them in their time of need and ease their financial troubles.
Relief for Covid-19 Victims in Hunza
Soneri Bank partnered with the Deputy Commissioner of Hunza Office in the drive to support COVID-19 victims. The Bank contributed in providing ration bags to the victims of Covid-19 in the region, so that they could access the basic necessities of life.
Global Educational Consultants Society
Global Education Consultants Society was established to provide access to low-cost and inclusive education for all, irrespective of caste, colour or creed. Soneri Bank actively partnered with GEC Society for the distribution of ration bags to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soneri Bank values the heritage of Pakistan and takes pride in celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. The Bank partnered with various organisations to support and contribute to celebrating the country’s rich culture.
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP)
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organisation established for the preservation of the cultural and historic heritage of Pakistan. The organisation is currently operating in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Soneri Bank was one of the primary sponsors of the CAP Family Carnival event aimed at celebrating the country’s rich heritage.
Pakistan Hindu Council
The Pakistan Hindu Council represents the Pakistani Hindu community on social and political issues. The Council aims to protect the basic rights and freedoms, especially of worship and assembly, of Hindus all over Pakistan. Soneri Bank sponsored the Combined Marriages Program 2020, hosted by the Pakistan Hindu Council, extending its support to the minorities of the country.
Soneri Bank values the efforts of Pakistan’s unsung heroes and takes pride in supporting them to work towards a better future for Pakistan.
Airports Security Force
ASF was established in 1976 as a federal agency under the administrative control of the Secretary to the Government of Pakistan. It aims to improve the standard of aviation security in Pakistan and protect the airports, facilities and planes in the country. Soneri Bank made a generous contribution for ASF’s 48th Passing Out Parade to support their cause.