Omani Women’s Association in Masirah thanks caring members of Nawras Goodwill Journey 8
Muscat, 19 January 2013 – The eighth Nawras Goodwill Journey has been honoured by the Omani Women’s Association in the Wilayat of Masirah during a ceremony held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. AbdulMunim bin Mansour Al Hasani, Minister of Information. His Excellency presented Nawras with a commemorative plaque in recognition of the company’s efforts to improve the daily lives of people across the Sultanate.
Khalid bin Ali Al Zadjali, Events and Protocol Manager at Nawras and Leader of the Nawras Goodwill Journey, said, “We are humbled to be recognised with this honour in celebration of the eighth Nawras Goodwill Journey. Every year we endeavour to spread smiles and compassion to local communities across the country. Our contributions support associations in their vision to further develop local communities and empower those most in need.”
He added, “Alongside helping children and families in a number of different ways, one of the most gratifying experiences of this year’s Goodwill Journey was helping a group of Omani women to set up their own businesses by providing them with the necessary tools to bring their capabilities to life. Whether it is through innovative products and services or pioneering community projects, Nawras is strongly committed to creating opportunities and changing the lives of people in Oman.”
Since the launch of the programme, Nawras Goodwill Journey volunteers have visited over 150 charitable organisations and travelled over 48,000 kilometres to spread joy and help to communities in every Governorate. The initiative includes donations of essential household items, toys and technological devices to the Omani Women’s Associations to further assist with the valuable programmes offered by them.
A Qtel Group company, Nawras ensures that donations fulfil the requirements of each organisation and create a significant long term benefit to recipients. As part of its on-going commitment to Oman, Nawras is a strong supporter of social and cultural events throughout the year as well as contributing in kind through the hours of voluntary work undertaken by Nawras family members.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman operating under the name Nawras. Nawras was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010 Nawras has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving around 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO, Nawras is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “nwrs” ticker since 1 November 2010. Nawras is majority owned by the Qtel Group and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Nawras has won a number of awards including ‘Customer Service Excellence Award’ in Telecom Sector 2012 from Oman Customer Care Conference and CommsMEA 2012 ‘Customer Service Provider of the Year’ award. The company was also named the ‘Connection of Choice’ in both the ‘Popular Choice’ and ‘Top Management Choice’ telecom categories in BusinessToday’s Best Brands 2012 survey.
About Qtel Group:
The Qtel Group is a leading international communications company, with a significant presence in the MENA region and Southeast Asia, and having a consolidated customer base of 83.7 million as of June 2012. Its businesses operate under various names, including Qtel, Indosat, Asiacell, Wataniya, Nawras, Nedjma and Tunisiana.
The Qtel Group’s principal activities are mobile telephone services, broadband solutions, digital futures and fibre technologies, serving both consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, Qtel Group is ambitiously growing its global business on the basis of its insights into the needs of customers in emerging markets. Qtel Group’s ultimate parent company is Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C., whose shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.