Sohar International celebrates second batch of Tomohi graduates

by | Oct 18, 2022 | 0 comments

MUSCAT – Sohar International honoured the second batch of its Tomohi graduates – a one year internship programme that seeks to enhance Omani youth skills, under the patronage of H.E. Eng Said Hamoud Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology at the W Hotel recently.

The event was presided over by Mohamed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi, Chairman of Sohar International, a number of Board of Directors and executive members, staff of the bank, special invitees, as well as the parents of the interns.  The event’s proceedings began with a welcome-note by Mohamed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi addressing the audience on this significant milestone in the lives of Tomohi Candidates, followed by a video highlighting Tomohi Program journey and a keynote speech from Mutheer Al Kalbani, Head of Sohar | Academy. Subsequent to this, a speech was delivered by a graduate who expressed her views and the benefit of Tomohi Program, followed by a special graduation ceremony felicitating the programme’s graduates was conducted.

The event also included a special session awarding the Omani innovator Sumaiya Al Siyabi who won first place as the first Arab woman in the Stars of Science program.

Congratulating the graduates on the successful completion of the program, and commenting on the bank’s commitment to nurture and enable Omani youth through it,  Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi, Chairman of Sohar International, elucidated, “Quality education and training is a top priority for any nation that is on the path to building a knowledge-based, sustainable, and progressive economy. Sohar International is strongly aligned with Oman Vision 2040 which places increased emphasis on nurturing the local youth workforce. Our innovative Tomohi program is designed keeping in mind the changing business landscape and the respective skills required to stay ahead of demands. Initiatives like these form a critical part of Sohar International’s Corporate Social Responsibility agenda. Through this year-long internship program, Sohar International continuously reinstates its commitment to contributing to the empowerment of the nation’s youth.”

Mohamed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi added saying, “I would like to congratulate the second batch of graduating interns and applaud them for their dedication. The inherent enthusiasm the interns have shown and the efforts they have put in throughout the program have been commendable. We are certain that they will not only take on leadership roles in the future but will also drive transformation in the sector.”

Tomohi, which translates to ‘my ambition’ in Arabic, is a holistic training, development, and skill refinement program that is geared at boosting the employability of Omani graduates while giving them a competitive edge in a dynamic market.

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