Arab Bank sponsors environmental contest
Arab Bank sponsored an environmental contest for students organized by Islamic Scientific College School in Amman under the title: “Decorate Your House Using Non Recyclable Household Waste”.
The contest, which aimed at raising environmental awareness amongst the young generation, attracted more than 150 students in the age group 10-16 years from different private schools. During the competition, the young boys & girls demonstrated their talents and creativity by designing different artworks and home decoration items using simple, non recyclable household waste material.
Commenting on Arab Bank’s sponsorship, Mr. Anton Lolus – Head of Retail Banking / Jordan said that this initiative comes as part of the Bank’s ongoing efforts to help instilling the right values and practices amongst the young generation. Protecting our environment is a very important cause that requires our constant support and involvement. It is a civilized behavior that would save us efforts and money in the future and would ensure a better and healthier life for all our community members on the long run.
He added “At Arab Bank we are very keen on promoting a pro-environment culture in our community by encouraging people to interact positively with the various issues pertaining to the environment. This contest comes as a step in this direction aiming at increasing students’ awareness of new methods and creative techniques of protecting the environment in order to develop their sense of responsibility towards their environment.
As part of the event, a play was performed on the Islamic Scientific College School’s theater addressing environmental issues and calling for more attention to the environment.
A special ceremony was conducted at the end of the event attended by the students, parents and teachers during which Arab Bank gave out special gifts to the participants and winners.