07/01/2011

BankMuscat Supports Volunteer Initiatives of KnowledgeOman.com

 

BankMuscat, the leading financial institution in the Sultanate, has extended support to the leading community portal in the Sultanate, KnowledgeOman.com, as part of its commitment to promote education and knowledge across the Sultanate.

BankMuscat believes in the importance of education and knowledge as the basis of the country’s progress and is keen to support social and community endeavours that contribute to social development. BankMuscat’s support of KnowledgeOman.com is in line with such values and the development role of the volunteer community in the country.   

Salim Al Amri, Head of PR & Media Relations, Corporate Communications at BankMuscat, said, “BankMuscat is pleased to extend its support for the leading community portal in the Sultanate, KnowledgeOman.com. We recognize the value that KnowledgeOman.com brings in the community and encourage the growth of such volunteer achievements.”

KnowledgeOman.com, launched as a volunteer community initiative, connects people to create, share and promote knowledge across the Sultanate. This includes creating an online bilingual platform for exchanging knowledge topics through the internet, organizing periodic educational seminars in the country with speakers from the academia and various industries, free bilingual e-learning courses, a community e-library, interviews to showcase talents of people from the country, and collaborating with private and public entities to create community projects, among others.

Tariq Hilal Al Barwani, President and Founder of KnowledgeOman.com, adds, “Countries and individuals compete globally on the basis of knowledge.  With the support of BankMuscat, we are driven to further move forward with our mission of connecting the community with knowledge across the Sultanate.”

Established in April 2008, KnowledgeOman.com is driven by a team of professionals, academics and students, from different backgrounds and nationalities, whom all come together to work voluntarily and share their knowledge openly to the public. KnowledgeOman.com was also awarded with the “International standard web technology award” during the Oman Web Awards competition 2009, for the website and with the “Global brand leadership award” at the world brand congress 2010, for the community brand leadership.

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