On the 29th January, the Geneva Centre proudly welcomed a delegation from the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Headed by H.E. Dr. Majed Bin Ali Al Noaimi, Minister of Education, and Mr. Imad Zuhairi, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre, the meeting was a first step towards a long and fruitful collaboration.

Discussions and recommendations were made in order to create discourse on the modalities of implementation of the proposed programme of cooperation, which aims to advance the promotion and protection of human rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain, particularly in the current context of challenges and opportunities on local and regional levels.

This collaboration will be advanced mainly through the development of educative and capacity building programmes. The frameworks discussed will initiate a productive and abundant synergy between both, the Geneva Centre and the Kingdom.

A detailed plan is being shaped for the near future, with initiations of developments by the Bahraini government, such as ‘School for the Future’, a pilot project that empowers educational institutions in the Kingdom by supporting ICT developments for primary and secondary schools.

The cooperation strategy will provide the Ministry of Education with specific training programmes tailored to develop the capabilities of teachers, trainers, and spokespersons in the field of human rights. Further cooperation aimed at raising awareness and communication is being developed with the purpose of reflecting the good practices of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Needless to say, a powerful bond has been forged between the two parties. The Geneva Centre will look forward to pursue joint efforts towards issues regarding human rights and education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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