PASHA Bank supports non-governmental organization “First Step” to open autism center
PASHA Bank supported non-governmental organization “First Step” to open autism center. Official opening ceremony has been held on 9th October. On behalf of its partners and employees PASHA Bank donated GEL 5 000 to the organization.
First Step was founded in 1998 and its mission is to enhance the quality of life of children and youth with intellectual and physical disabilities.
In 2015 PASHA Bank and “First Step” cooperated for the first time, as the bank congratulated New Year to charity organization by donating a painting by Rusudan Petviashvili - “The Choice” (2015, mixed media painting, silk, 50X50cm) to the fund with the right to sell it directly or via auction. The funds raised from the sale of the painting were applied for the educational needs of children with intellectual and physical disabilities. Same year, bank donated GEL 10 000 to the organization, to celebrate Easter.
In 2018 the Bank congratulated Easter by planting 30 Caucasian Fir trees in the yard of “First Step” to significantly improve the living environment of the organization’s beneficiaries.
“First Step has been supporting children with special needs for 21 years. The building of Autism program was built in 2002 and it was vital to carry out renovation works which became possible only with the help and support of our devoted friends. PASHA Bank is distinguished by its high corporate social responsibility and is always ready to support those who are in urgent need of help. Ties of friendship between First Step and PASHA Bank count 7 years already and thanks to their contribution, now we are able to serve our children in a cleaner and safer environment”. –Tamar Zaalishvili, Director of First Step.
“PASHA Bank has always been active in CSR related activities and we plan to continue so. We believe in the importance of supporting such initiatives and hope, that our clients and partners will appreciate our cooperation with the “First Step”. We would like to thank them for every project they have executed so far; And we hope that our small contribution together with all the other supporters will serve as another step forward to a better life of the fund’s beneficiaries.” – said Anano Korkia, Head of PR and Marketing Department of PASHA Bank.
PASHA Bank is a Baku-based financial institution operating in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, providing corporate and investment banking services to large, medium and small enterprises.