Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, CEO at Shell Oman, along with representatives from the senior management and staff from the two organizations.

The partnership will help the Association’s efforts to procure therapeutic devices and wheelchairs needed for people with disabilities.

Commenting on the occasion, Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi said, “We are committed to support community development in the Sultanate through long-term relationships with charity organizations and contribute to their programmes and initiatives. We aim through these kinds of initiatives to provide the disabled with some tools that will contribute to making them effective members in the society. We hope that our efforts will also contribute to raising awareness of the vital role of OAD in the society.”

Commenting on the visit, Yahya bin Abdulla Al Amri, Chairman of Oman Association for the Disabled, said: “Thanks to the efforts of the board members and the members of the Association, we were able to implement and progress our level of services and achievements. The Association provides services for the disabled in the Sultanate of Oman and raises awareness about the rights and needs of people with disabilities, in addition to managing activities, programs and engagements in the fields of education, training and employment for the disabled. With the help of stakeholders from the private sector like Shell Oman and the philanthropists in our country, we were fortunate enough to develop the work of our Association and provide the necessary services for the disabled especially in terms of therapeutic equipment and support. We constantly encourage the society in general and organizations from both the private and public sectors to support the Association and take part in our voluntary charity work to support people with disabilities.”

The Oman Association for Disabled is a Non-Government Organization established to provide support, education, and recreational activities for people with disabilities. In addition, OAD works to increase social awareness and encourage the community to play a proactive role towards people with disability.