Bahrain Community News 2020

by BTM

Thu, 02 July 2020

Bahrain Community News 2020

AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation announced the successful conclusion of the ‘100 Laptops’ initiative, as it contributed to providing 162 laptops for students. This exceeded its initial target, after receiving 1,026 applications for a laptop.

The initiative was aimed at facilitating the remote learning process for students helping them to continue their lessons during the schools’ shutdown due to the ongoing pandemic.

On this occasion, Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, said: “We at AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, are thankful to His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Governor of the Southern Governorate, for his generous donation of 60 laptops, and to KPMG Fakhro for donating 50 laptops. We also appreciate the donation of nine laptops received from AbdulRahim Al-Kooheji Foundation and three from Shaikha Dwa bint Khalid Al Khalifa.

“We look forward to launching more impactful initiatives for the youth and partnering with more institutions in the private sector to improve support for the Kingdom’s future generations.”

The BMMI Group has distributed essential household appliances and electronic devices to disadvantaged families, who are amongst the most vulnerable segments of the population during the challenging times resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of its commitment to the local community, BMMI’s outreach project supported 230 families with appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washing machines, ovens and more. The BMMI Group worked with various entities including NGOs, charities and official bodies, such as Tree of Life and the Capital Governorate.

The company also collaborated with the Rotary Clubs and Rotaract in Bahrain to support a project that saw 120 students receive laptops to ensure they can continue their education through remote learning.

“BMMI has always been committed to supporting the local community, and we are more adamant than ever during these challenging times to make a positive difference, wherever we can,” said BMMI CEO, Marek Sheridan. “I am incredibly proud of how our team have responded and rallied behind these initiatives with all their hard work.”

Despite coronavirus restrictions, the Rotary Club of Adliya continued to support the community during the Holy Month of Ramadan by distributing food boxes for needy individuals and families affected by the pandemic.
The boxes were packed with food supplements, medical items, such as masks and sanitisers, and COVID-19 awareness flyers.

The primary host of the project was the Club Foundation Chair of Rotary Club of Adliya, Past President Nazha Abu Hendi, along with committee members. The club forged alliances with local charities to ensure the boxes reached the targeted segments.

As part of its COVID-19 response, the club also took part in a project to distribute laptops and tablets to needy students who require the tools to sustain their virtual education process.

The projects are in line with the Rotary Club serving its purpose for humanitarian and health disaster response, which is one of the Rotarian pillars and values. The club also disseminates educational information regarding the pandemic crisis through flyers in addition to raising more awareness about the (non-governmental organisation) NGOs’ humanitarian roles within the Bahrain community.

“This current project included 95 boxes, however the club aims on further support for the local community through its variety of awareness and funding initiatives,” said Club President, Nijad Al Atassi.