Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo (YBA Kanoo) Group launched the “Quran in Braille Initiative” under the patronage of His Excellency Jameel bin Mohamed Humaidan, Bahrain’s Labour and Social Development Minister on December 7, 2018 at the Kanoo Guest House in Zinj. The event was attended by Kanoo Family members, senior government officials, board members of The Saudi Bahraini Institute for the Blind and The Friendship Society for the Blind.
In his speech during the event, Mr Humaidan considered the initiative a great step forward towards encouraging the blind to learn the Quran and its teachings. He also thanked YBA Kanoo Group and Kanoo Family members for investing their time and resources for such a noble cause.
The Minister of Labour and Social Development also stressed on the importance of implementing the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, which encourages members of the society to attend to the needs of the persons with disabilities especially the blind.
On Behalf of YBA Kanoo Group, Group Director Nabeel Khalid Kanoo said, “We wanted this particular social responsibility initiative to be a special one. Quran in Braille is the first of its kind in Bahrain to help the blind read the Islamic Holy Book.”
Copies of the Braille Quran will be distributed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the Kingdom of Bahrain, two countries which have a strong presence of YBA Kanoo’s business and philanthropic activities.
YBA Kanoo Group consistently supports reputable charities, institutions, events and causes through philanthropy, and has dedicated substantial funds to licensed foundations and organisations across the region.