The Supreme Council for Women Introduces Nation-Wide Initiative

by BTM

Thu, 02 April 2020

‘Together for Bahrain’s Safety’ is the campaign launched by The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) as part of national efforts to combat COVID-19 and bring island life back to normal. 500 volunteers have pledged support via an e-Volunteer platform to support the nation’s women and families, with a focus on their economic and health conditions.

The SCW has already begun field work for the campaign. Basic commodities and health supplies were distributed to families supported by Bahraini women, based on the lists of needy households whose living conditions are being monitored by the council.

The initiative also aims at supporting the families of medical personnel who are on the frontline to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the country goes through these exceptional circumstances. Volunteers took part in the distribution, along with the Bahrain Scout Society. Eleven teams headed to different areas of Bahrain by buses provided by Al-Mansouri Company and Bahrain Mobility International Centre.

An operation centre was set up at the SCW headquarters in Riffa to stock the items and disinfect the parcels before distributing them to recipients, in line with precautionary measures, especially social distancing.

In line with the campaign’s aim, the volunteers will also provide Bahraini households with timely aid, services and legal consultancy, in addition to economic support. It enables women to take advantage of the state’s manifold financial packages to continue their businesses, receive educational support and help families to pursue remote learning.

The SCW acknowledged the cooperation of the National Taskforce for Combating COVID-19 in supplying a database containing more than 30,000 volunteers who participated in the National Campaign for Combating COVID-19.

‘Together for Bahrain’s Safety’ sheds light on the efforts made by the national team in charge of  fighting the coronavirus by informing the public through the promotion of short films and videos in cooperation on social media.

The campaign was launched following the directives of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and SCW President, to support Bahraini families and cater to their needs, in direct cooperation and coordination with the e-Volunteer platform.