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Bahrain Polytechnic Launches Second Youth Forum Under “Reboot”

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The Bahrain Polytechnic Student Council (BPSC) hosted its second youth forum, called “Reboot”, held at the campus on 26th March 2016 held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hisham Bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Polytechnic’s Board of Trustees.

The full day forum, held under the slogan “Tomorrow Starts Today”, brought prominent speakers from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with an experience in technology. They addressed the effects of technological improvements throughout the years, mainly focusing on photography, lifestyle, and video games.

The speakers delivered an interactive session to 200 people who registered for the event, consisting of students, staff, graduates, students from other universities and the general public.

Hasan Ali Al Tooq, a member of the student council as the Art and Cultural Committee Chair opened the forum by explaining about the importance of technology and its impact on everyday life.

The event was emceed by Baraa Abdullah, while each guest speaker spoke about a particular topic:

  • Khalid Alrowaie: Having a background in media and arts, Khalid spoke about how technology is changing in the field of photography, videography, and communications.
  • Faisal Alsaif: From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with a strong background in modern technology, spoke about, as well as showcased, a variety of technological gadgets to the audience.
  • Ameen Altajer: Founder of Bahrain Game Developers with a strong background in the gaming industry, Ameen spoke about how video games are activities which cater to a wider age group as compared to the past. He added that technology in games are becoming more advanced, which provides more content to the player.
  • Jaan Albalushi: Owner of Jaan Click Media with a background in photography and Videography, spoke about his journey on how he became a photographer and how he went about to open his company.

Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri, Acting CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, stated: “Not only should the Polytechnic be proud, but Bahrain should as well. This generation of youth is certainly taking initiative to bring change and modernize our Kingdom. The student council has organized the event from scratch and I’d like to thank them for their great efforts. I’d also like to thank the speakers for taking their time to enlighten us on their expertise.

“This is the second time our student council has hosted such an event, prior to the successful first youth forum hosted last year, and we hope to continue hosting such events in the future, as it all comes under the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision and the Polytechnic’s strategic plan to enhance education.” concluded the Acting CEO, who was at the event along with several other members from the executive management.

Mohamed Alabbasi, President of BPSC, commented: “We are delighted to host such a forum which was open to the general public of Bahrain, mostly attended by young people who want to know how technology has improved over the years.

“The student council have worked tirelessly on inviting the speakers, bringing the sponsors, and organizing and managing the overall event. I’d like to thank the volunteers for their efforts, as well as the executive management for their usual support.” concluded Mr. Alabbasi.

Hasan Ali Al Tooq commented: “Of course, I’d like to thank Dr. Al Aseeri, BPSC, its volunteers, and speakers who have all contributed to this event. It was a great topic, and everyone worked hard to make it a successful event, as I’m sure everyone learnt greatly from these expert speakers.”

Part of the event included a display of the latest trending inventions. Games and activities also took place throughout the forum where prizes were distributed.

Bahrain Polytechnic would like to thank the sponsors of the event:

  • Gold Sponsor: Shoo Fe Mafee
  • Silver Sponsor: Adhari Park, Majestic
  • Bronze Sponsor: Al Maraee, Mode Cafe
  • Contributing: PepsiCo, Karak Tea, Kazam

For more information, please visit the forum’s official website: www.bpyf16.com

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