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NBK grants children’s wishes: Victor becomes a real-life boxer – National Bank of Kuwait continues its first-of-a-kind ‘I Dream To Be’ initiative

Victor Abraham poses for a group photo with NBK officials and The Burrow Gym staff.

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) continues its “I Dream to Be” initiative, a first-of-a-kind initiative that aims at granting wishes for children with severe illnesses around Kuwait, giving them the chance to live their dreams.

Victor Abraham, who is undergoing treatment at NBK Hospital, has always dreamed of being a boxer. NBK and the Burrow Gym helped him make his dream come true.

NBK’s family organized a visit for Victor and his father to The Burrow Gym, where he was given special lessons and practices. The Burrow’s staff alongside with Victor’s family and the NBK team were given a tour of the area and learnt all the boxing techniques and trainings through participating in various activities, competitions and many other training techniques.

The Burrow’s team greeted Victor with a boxing show, giving him precious memorabilia that will help with his future as a boxer.

“Victor’s dream to become a boxer is yet another wish granted through NBK’s initiative “I Dream To Be”. We are proud to be a part of the children’s wishes and expand our support to them as much as possible to fulfill their dreams.” said Joanne Al Abdul Jaleel, NBK Public Relations Officer.

“I Dream To Be” initiative is a lifetime experience for children,” she added. “This initiative is a great way to spread joy and show that there’s always a positive side to a difficult situation.

NBK gives top priority to children through its commitment to its corporate social responsibility. NBK works closely with the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals (KACCH), Bayt Abdullah for the Care of Children in Hospice (BACCH) and several other special needs organizations to maximize its reach to all the children in numerous hospitals and schools.

NBK has been at the forefront of supporting Kuwait’s community through a range of initiatives towards education, health, sports and social responsibilities. The establishment of NBK’s Children Hospital for Oncology and Hematology at Al Sabah Medical Area stands as one of many ongoing corporate social initiatives towards health and children. “I Dream To Be” aims at focusing and supporting NBK’s efforts towards children and addressing their needs as much as possible.

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