After the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities announced its call for volunteers for the “Archaeologies of Green” pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015, Polytechnic students Amal Al Saffar, Fatama Ahmed Zaman, Wadeeah AlMeshkhas, Ali Talahi and Sayed Mohamed Mansoor Al-Alawi were among the volunteers selected out of a hundreds of applicants.
Bahrain Polytechnic is proud to see its students among the volunteers who represented the Kingdom of Bahrain at this international exhibition, aimed to raise awareness inside and outside the Kingdom to shed light to the heritage, agricultural sector, nutrition and sustainable development.
Sayed Mohamed, now a Polytechnic graduate of the Business programme, stated: “I dedicate my success to this great educational institution. It provided me with the knowledge and skills. I also give my sincere thanks to the tutors for educating me about various areas including an in depth understanding of Bahrain’s economy and its agriculture sector. My studies at the Polytechnic helped me in finding my abilities in understanding how I can make a change in the society by being an active member through volunteering, in order to build a great future for my country, myself, and next generation. My experience in volunteering has extended to Western countries and I am sure that it will reflect positively on my CV and portfolio.
International Logistics graduate, Amal Al Saffar, expressed that this was a national duty to her, as a young Bahraini woman, to step forward to represent Bahrain in front of the international community and let the world recognize the indigenous civilization of the Kingdom.
Marketing graduate Wadeeah AlMeshkhas was delighted to represent the Kingdom in a global exhibition, commenting: “My studies at the Polytechnic was a core factor in my decision to participate and the skills that I have gained encouraged me to overcome obstacles motivated me to participate in national and international events which aims to develop Bahrain’s image globally.
She added: “Each and every tutor has contributed to my education, and I am grateful for all tutors who shared with us their expertise, and their efforts to encourage us to do more, which eventually grew my confidence. I’d also like to thank the executive management for their ongoing support and appreciation to the volunteers.
Ali Talahi, ICT graduate, said: “Bahrain Polytechnic has always encouraged its students to participate in national and international competitions and events. As a graduate I still feel connected to the Polytechnic, essentially because what I’ve learned during my time as a student prepared me as a person to take the initiative and apply to be part of this international expo. My studies have built the foundation of who am I today as an active member in the society, and influenced me to continuously develop my communication and intra-personal skills.
Fatema Ahmed Zaman, Logistics student, thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities for providing her with the opportunity and hoping that she has contributed in raising awareness to the expo visitors about nutrition, agriculture and environmental sustainability.”
Acting CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri, thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities for selecting the students to represent Bahrain at Expo Milano 2015, stating: “We are keen on supporting the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities to achieve their goals and contribute in promoting the Kingdom at a global level. We are proud to see that five of our students, among 24, have been selected to participate in the pavilion. We encourage our students to be proactive in serving their Kingdom by supporting the various industries in Bahrain and being good ambassadors to their nation.”
In turn, the Polytechnic students thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities for selecting them from among hundreds of applicants to volunteer in Bahrain’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. They also gave their sincere thanks to the Polytechnic for equipping them with the knowledge and skills which contributed in short-listing them to participate in this honorable duty in representing the Kingdom in an international scale.