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The Ministry of Education and RCSI Bahrain Announce the Winners of the Health Awareness Awards
Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ali Al- Nuaimi, Minister of Education, a project was launched last month between the Ministry of Education and Community Engagement office at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain). This collaborative project aimed to raise awareness of pertinent health matters amongst the teenage population in Bahrain, through their eyes. This is the second consecutive year that the Health Awareness Arts Competition has been run, with this year submission reaching 58, doubling the previous year.
The Health Awareness Competition involves students of local government school from Years 11 and 12, designing a poster with an accompanying word brief, about the significance of a health issue through utilisation of references such as local, regional and international website and brochures. This original work will be judged by a panel of candidates from the Ministry of Education and academics of RCSI Bahrain.
Professor Riyadh Hamza, Secretary General of the Higher education Council attended the awards ceremony held at RCSI Bahrain on Thursday 11th June, where the top three candidates were announced:
• 1st Place: Bayan Jaffer Radhi from Al Hoora Secondary Girls School
• 2nd Place Zainab Mohammed Ebrahim from Hamad Town Intermediate Girls
• 3rd Place Fatima Mohmood Ghloom from Umaimh bint Al Noeman Secondary Girls School
Professor Otoom; President of RCSI Bahrain commented," We are honoured to have the patronage of H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ali Al- Nuaimi, Minister of Education and the continued support of the Ministry of Education once again. This collaborative project is a fantastic opportunity for the youth of Bahrain to express their health concerns via a creative outlet. It reflects the common health problems they believe are relevant for their community.
The larger amount of submission showcases the keenness for the continuation of the programme and we look forward to continuing this collaborative project." He thanked Professor Riyadh Hamza for his participation and the support he provides to health awareness driven by the strategy of the University.