The approach of the Foundation is based on a strategy of broadly structured social investment, designed for short-, medium- and long-term horizons, and managed in a professional manner. This strategy is constructed jointly with government, civil society organizations, partners and other related organizations, based on a shared vision. This distinctive approach taken by the Foundation makes it a model in terms of developing links and partnerships between the public and private sectors and leveraging local resources.
Sponsorship in the Foundation refers to short to mid-term actions that not necessarily will leverage further development of lasting solutions for the challenges within a certain reality, but rather give an immediate contribution to the issue at stake. The major motivation of an initiative to be sponsored shall be associated to its capacity of:
Types of initiatives that can be sponsored: thematic events, campaigns, exhibitions, fairs, conferences, seminars, forums, internships, festivals, sports tournaments, commemorative days.
The Foundation can also commit resources to voluntarily transfer of movable assets (e.g.: money, goods, equipments or services) towards initiatives or making an action feasible driven by humanitarian reasons, i.e. towards promoting human welfare, through actions directly aiming at improving conditions of vulnerable groups, i.e. people who have not achieved a satisfactory level of fulfillment of basic needs of food and nutrition, housing, health, education, sanitation, etc, or people who experience a comparative disadvantage in society regarding their access to work, mobility, transport or any basic rights and equal opportunities due to misfortunes (e.g. orphanage), any physical disabilities or special need (e.g. blindness, deafness or victim of accidents or natural disasters) or discrimination (e.g. any specific race/ skin color/ nationality/ gender/ age or religious groups). These activities aim at providing the basic needs and tackling the life quality challenges.
In cooperation with the Omani Woman Association in Liwa, Jusooris sponsoring the Productive Families Exhibitionshowcasing the outstanding role of Omani woman in the community. The exhibition sheds a light on the traditional handicrafts of Omani women, and itfocuses on promoting new income for low income and social security families. It also helps strengthen the bond between community and the private sector companies.
In partnership with Liwa Health Center and the Wali’s office in Liwa, Jusoor marked its inception by sponsoring the first health care exhibition in Liwa on 7th April 2012. The event which was arranged by Liwa Health Centre and the Wali of Liwa’s office, was inaugurated by His Excellency Sayyed Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi – Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior. This health exhibition offered tremendous value of educational content and demonstrations, giving the audience the knowledge and best practice in the health industry. The visitors to the exhibition varied from local public to school students
As part of its newest initiatives to extend the cooperation and share with the community their joy and happy moments, Jusoor is celebrating with the community the group wedding of 60 grooms from Sohar tonight Thursday at both Sohar Club and Majees Club. The event will be followed with another group wedding of 150 grooms from Liwa next Thursday.
Dr.HamedHashim Al Dhahab, Chief Executive Officer of Jusoor Foundation, said, “Jusoor is pleased to sponsor this joyful event so as to share the happy moments with the community members.This unprecedented event that has come as a response to the community’s request to organize a social event that ties community to the private sector will surely bridge the gap between them and we are glad to make this event comes true.
The two events will be organized in coordination with the Wali of Sohar and Liwa offices as well as the Al Shura Council members from the two wilayets.
This ceremony will be held in coincidence with another initiative which was announced a week before to finance a two-year training program of 90 general certificate diploma holders from families of social security in Sohar, Liwa and Shinas to be employed at Vale Oman Company,” he added.
Jusoor Foundation - founded by Sohar Aluminium, Vale Oman and Orpic companies is dedicated to implement social projects for community upliftment in the northern of the Al Batinah governorate in precise and the whole Oman in general throughout the cooperation with the government sector.
Aiming to support the initiatives that strengthen the bond between the government and the private sector, Jusoor co-sponsored a seminar on “The Prospects of Cooperation between the Three Production Parties” organized by Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry and took place in Crown Plaza Hotel-Sohar on 8th and 9th September 2012. The seminar was organized under the auspices of H.E. Sheik Muhana bin Saif Al Lamki, Governor of Al Batina North. This initiative aimed at creatinga genuine partnership between the three parties of production: government, employers and employees in order to promote the dialogue and partnership amongst them. Several papers discussing this relation were presented during the two days seminar, and recommendations were put to enhance the relations between the three production parties.
Jusoor sponsored the 2ndSummer camp that was held from 23 June 2012 to 3rd July 2012 in Majees Sports & Culture Club under auspices of Dr. Hamed Al Dhahab, Jusoor Chief Executive Officer. The camp aimed at helping school students and young youths to best invest the summer vacation by organizing sport activities, educational and cultural lectures, presentations and seminars in order to promote their physical and mental abilities. The camp contained 160 Omanis and was held in cooperation with Oman Maritime College and other government and private sector parties.
Jusoor sponsored Al Salam Club Summer Gathering held for 2 months during summer. This youth summer gatheringfocused on raising the awareness on the importance of the voluntary work and the benefits it drives to the community. It also addresses the school students and teaches them how to best utilize their free time during the summer holiday. Among the aims of the gathering is to nurture the kids talents & innovative skills, and encourage the teamwork spirits among them.
Some of the two months activities that involved both male and female school students from the Willayat of Liwa were cleaning campaigns for beaches and mosques, with competitions on sports such as swimming, volleyball and horse riding. The camp also included health and agriculture, environment activities such as conducting health lectures, visits to hospitals and conducting blood donation campaigns.
The last week included many other activities such as photography and painting competitions, book exhibition, and a poetry night.
Jusoor sponsored Al Batina2ndChanting Competition that was organized by Majees Sports & Culture Club in the Wilayet of Sohar. The Two-week event aimed at showing the youths’ talents in chanting both in Arabic and English together with encouraging people to participate in the traditional Omani folklores.