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Governorate’s summer camp continues

Manama: The fifth edition of the Northern Governorate’s summer camp, themed We Are Partners in Peace, is continuing.

Attracting 200 students, the camp is patronised by the Northern Governor, Ali bin Al-Sheikh Abduhussain Al-Asfoor, in cooperation with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) as a strategic partner and sponsor.

Regarding the camp’s second week, Head of the Organising Committee and Acting Director of the Social Programmes and Community Affairs, Mohammed Saleh Daweesh, said that the programmes are in accordance with the directives of the leadership and interest of the Interior Minister, Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, as well as those of the Northern Governor to create innovative ideas and programmes that help the participants to gain new skills, and hone them.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Education minister visits knowledge centres

Manama: Education Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, has given directives to take advantage of the Knowledge Resources’ Centres’ equipment, written and audio-visual materials to implement summer programmes for students in order to enable them to develop their skills, hobbies and talent, as well as to prepare them for the new academic year.

Speaking while visiting knowledge centres, the minister said that those facilities are provided with the latest electronic and digital equipment, as well as the most important publications in various fields of knowledge.

Those centres also include qualified specialists to guide students to take optimum advantage of the available equipment and services during the summer holidays in the morning and evening periods.

Al-Nuaimi praised the project adopted by the knowledge centres to turn paper stories written by children into picture stories and post them on YouTube so as to be read by the greatest number of children.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Royal Guard Commander receives Malaysian defence minister

Manama: Royal Guard Commander, Brigadier-General, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, received at his Majlis in the Al-Wadi Palace, the Malaysian Minister of Defence and Minister with Special Functions, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, and his accompanying delegation.

HH Shaikh Nasser welcomed the Malaysian Minister, and lauded the depth of the Bahraini-Malaysian relations of friendship.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

NIHR to discuss disability rights provision

Manama: The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), chaired by Maria Khoury, discussed a proposal on holding a discussion session to comprise a number of families of persons with disabilities and representatives from competent authorities to ensure rights of persons with disabilities are properly delivered.

The meeting also discussed staging visits to social care centers to make sure services are provided in accordance with international standards.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Labour minister receives UK ambassador

Manama: Labour and Social Development Minister, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, received here today the UK Ambassador to Bahrain, Simon Martin, in the presence of the British consultants specialised in organising and assessing the work of civil society organisation and NGOs.

The meeting is within the framework of the follow-up on the action programme implemented by the Labour and Social Development Ministry and the British Embassy.

They discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation and exchange expertise in order to develop the work of civil society organisations and NGOs, as well as on developing the supervisory role of the NGOs’ Directorate at the Labour and Social Development Ministry in combating money laundering and terrorism funding.

The minister lauded the depth of the Bahrain-UK friendly relations, and praised the steady growth of bilateral cooperation in various fields, especially social and development fields.

Humaidan praised the British expertise, and highlighted the need to take advantage of it in developing the projects of NGOs and community partnership to consolidate the services delivered in the field of voluntary work and NGOs’ support.

He also welcomed joint initiatives that enhance Bahraini-British cooperation in this field.

The British envoy expressed his country’s interest in enhancing its relations with Bahrain, highlighting the two countries’ agreement on issues of common interest.

He appreciated the development and social projects implemented by the Labour and Social Development Ministry to promote the role of NGOs and increase their contributions to delivering the best services to the Bahraini society.

He also expressed interest in strengthening joint cooperation and expertise exchange in development fields.

Source: Bahrain News Agency