Her Highness Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, the President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, (BACA) , affirmed that the youth are the main participants in the creation of civilized achievements, fulfillment of National aspirations and strengthening the National Identity. She affirmed that the youth today participate in an effective manner in the development of the Government sector and also contribute in the advancement of the government work system as well as the Private sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain, she pointed out to the cultural experience with the youth Festival “Taá Al Shabab” which has given and continues to provide promising youth leaderships and also formulates tools to enable the youth to participate in bolstering the National identity and building a better image of Bahrain.
Her Highness’s statement came on the occasion of her Highness’s virtual meeting with the third (3rd) Batch of participants of the “HiPO Youth” leadership program via the online video calling technology. The program will take place from 1st August to the 8th of September,2021 in collaboration between the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) and Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs as well as Enjaz Bahrain and Jafcon as well as Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance (BIBF).
Her Highness m highlighted the project Invest in Culture” as it is one of the innovative tools to bolster the cultural work in Bahrain she also pointed out that the project that was launched initially in the public sector (Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research) and has achieved to this day cultural infrastructure projects in the public sector based on full support from the private sector and participation valued at Forty Seven (47) million Bahraini Dinars during the last decade and a half.
The projects have won distinguished international awards and attained Bahrain a cultural position regionally and internationally.
Her Highness thanked the key supporter of culture, His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, (May Allah protect him and Guide him), to whom she attributed the year that Manama was the Arab Capital of Culture in 2012, the National Theatre, as well as the huge support from His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister ( May Allah Protect him) who supported the Khamis Mosque Museum and marked the importance of investing in Culture by erecting centers and museums that reflect the rich sites of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Her Highness stressed on the on the credibility reflected by the cultural work that gives confidence to the private sector in supporting the sustainable cultural infrastructure.
For his part, His Excellency Dr. Raed Mohammed Bin Shams, the Director General of the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration, BIPA, affirmed that the “HiPO Youth” Program is considered a national youth program that aims to harness the Bahraini youth abilities so as to be able to achieve the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National goals and to be able to reach the 2030 vision for Bahrain. He added that organizing the government meeting between National youth cadres and Government leaders and influential officials with a recognized footprint in the progress of Bahrain’s civilization helps to create realistic examples and relay practical and administrative expertise to the youth which will help them to develop their personalities and build their knowledge and abilities to be able to contribute in the development of the Government work system’s progress.
Dr. Bin Shams explained that the support of Bahrain Institute for Public Administration for “HiPO Youth “program in its third addition comes in line with its belief in community partnership and building the national youth who will carry the flag of building and development in line with the Governmental ambitions aimed at supporting the policies to prepare and develop youth leaderships. The Program will contribute in preparing the participants and developing their abilities to come up with promising projects that will help develop the youth sector thus striving for youth participation in the development of all vital sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain directly and enable the youth in future to participate in the development of the work systems in both the private and public sectors in various fields.