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The President of UOB praises the support of the "Feena Khair" Campaign in Granting 2500 laptops for UOB students
9 December 2020
The President of the University of Bahrain (UOB), Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, praised the generous initiative by the Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) within the "Feena Khair" campaign, which donated 2500 laptops to UOB students as part of the support for students whose families are financially incapable of buying additional devices.
The University President extended his sincere thanks to His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, National Security Adviser and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RHF, for this generous humanitarian initiative within the contributions of the national campaign "Feena Khair" which His Highness launched to support the national efforts to address Corona pandemic, and which reflect the concern of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, for his children, students in particular, and for everyone who resides on the land of the Kingdom of Bahrain in general.
Furthermore, Prof. Hamzah stated that “This generous initiative by His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa is one part of the series of good initiatives of His Highness for his brothers, students of UOB, as His Highness previously supported students with several initiatives over the past years, and this initiative comes today to respond to the guidelines of the competent authorities to combat the Corona virus by switching to electronic education, so that education continues effectively in an atmosphere of safety to preserve the health of citizens and residents alike.
Also, he further stated that "The "Feena Khair "campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, shows the bright face of the humanitarian community in Bahrain, and that confidence in His Highness has led to this unprecedented success of the campaign."
Moreover, the President of UOB said that the "Feena Khair" campaign has proven its success on more than one level including economic, social, and cultural levels, as it embodied the cohesion of Bahrain's people and residents, and their solidarity at the level of institutions and at the civil level, which has always been one of the most important supporters of humanitarian charitable campaigns.”
Pointing out that UOB always seeks what is good and in the interest of students in the short and long term and communicates with agencies and institutions to create partnerships with them to support students in all aspects, including supporting students financially to continue their studies so that they have equal opportunities with their colleagues to access information resources and have the capabilities they need in order to easily graduate from university.
Also, the President of UOB praised the pivotal role that Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed, Secretary-General of RHF and Chair of the Coordination Committee of the existing efforts in the national campaign "Feena Khair", as well as the team that worked diligently to make this campaign a success.
Sustainable Development Goals
1 No poverty
4 Quality education
17 Partnerships for the goals
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UOB and "Political Development" Sign a Joint Memorandum of Understanding
The President of the University of Bahrain (UOB), Dr. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, stressed the importance of training, scientific research and various communication activities in spreading the culture of legal and political awareness in society, pointing to the importance of creating an integrated system for training, scientific research and publication through establishing cooperation between different national institutions.
In this context, he praised the efforts made by the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) through its various activities, noting the Institute’s endeavor to expand areas of cooperation between it and the various governmental institutions and agencies.
This came during the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between UOB and BIPD, where the two parties stressed the importance of building national partnerships that meet the requirements of sustainable development and meet future changes.
The memorandum was signed by the President of UOB Dr. Riyad Yousif Hamzah and the BIPD’s Executive Director Eman Janahi.
Moreover, Dr. Hamzah is expressed his confidence that the agreement between the two parties will expand current areas of cooperation and strengthen joint activities in a way that contributes to achieving the supreme goal, which is to deepen awareness of rights and freedoms and their protection, as one of the Kingdom's most important strategic priorities.
As the agreement provides for the provision of training programs, studies and research in the constitutional and legal fields, the development of programs related to studies on human rights, and support for scientific research in the field of political systems and constitutional law.
For her part, the Executive Director of BIPD, Eman Janahi, welcomed this step, stressing that it will enhance cooperation between the Institute and the University, noting the importance of establishing such partnerships that enhance the Institute's goals aimed at training all segments of society. The Institute will be able to reach one of the important groups in society, which is young students, as the Institute and the University aspire to provide training and awareness activities for them.
Furthermore, Janahi added that the memorandum of understanding came to confirm the Institute's role and its keenness to spread the culture of democracy, support and consolidate the concept of its sound principles, in addition to strengthening its role in supporting scientific research in the field of political, legal, constitutional and human rights systems.
Under the agreement, the two parties shall exchange relevant information, experiences, studies, and research, depending on the resources available to them. Also, the two parties shall cooperate in providing consultations and developing programs, activities and reports that fall within their competencies.
In addition, the two parties shall cooperate in preparing, organizing, and implementing training courses, workshops, and lectures in various common areas, especially in the field of promoting the culture of citizenship in Bahraini society, and legally and politically qualifying Bahraini cadres to enable them to carry out their duties in work and serve the Bahraini community.
According to the agreement, the University will support the Institute with specialized academic cadres to accomplish the Institute’s activities and events, and the two parties will cooperate to prepare training programs related to qualifying students that are expected to graduate from the University for the labor market.
Sustainable Development Goals:
4 Quality Education
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17 Partnerships for The Goals
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