The brainchild of two long-term resident expatriate ladies, The Palm Association has grown from humble beginnings to a well respected, proactive organisation, run by women, with the sole purpose of providing help and assistance to Bahrain families and individuals. They believe their strength and uniqueness lie in their passion, personal commitment, and direct, 'hands on' involvement in all our projects. We are strongly committed to using our funds to the very best advantage”
Palm Association members with the RCSI Bahrain sponsored students during meeting
An anonymous donor entrusted the Palm Association with generous, once only funding, to enable young Bahrainis to qualify in areas which would contribute to the community in general. It was with this in mind that delegates from the association met with the sponsored students at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain). A total of 13 Palm Association sponsored students, met at the one to one meetings with the team, as a way of developing an understanding about the Association and for the delegates to gauge their progress and report back to the donor. These students study in either the School of Medicine or the School of Midwifery & Nursing in undergraduate programmes, with four students completing their Master’s in Nursing this year.
Speaking on behalf of the Association Ms. Dawn Scott noted that, “via trusted local community contacts which have been established over the years, we are able to reach into the community and use our resources where they are needed most. Every project large or small is approached with the same desire - To Make a Difference. We thank the students for working so hard in their chosen fields, the donors for their faith in us and also the staff of RCSI Bahrain for their continued support of this very special project.”
The President of RCSI Bahrain, Prof Tom Collins thanked the Palm Association for their support to the students stating it was a “practical and valuable intervention in improving the lives of people in Bahrain.”