The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has announced the launch of nominations for the 13th edition of the UNESCO- King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Education, and that the deadline for submission of nominations is February 18, 2022. This year’s edition focuses on using technology to enable comprehensive educational systems to face crises. Education Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, underlined the great importance of the prestigious global prize, launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and adopted by UNESCO, in recognising initiatives aimed at promoting quality education for all social segments by using ICT, in line with UNESCO’s goals and the policies of the Kingdom in the field of digital learning. Dr. Al-Nuaimi pointed out that the increasing number of participants from different countries proves its importance in serving humanity through education. The Minister indicated that this year’s edition recognises projects that use technology in implementing educational programmes in a manner that guarantees the continuity of education and maintains its quality, especially in light of the exceptional circumstances imposed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which has caused the disruption of education around the world. UNESCO called on individuals, institutions and NGOs to contact their countries’ national commissions and international non-governmental organisations maintaining official relations with UNESCO to inquire about the nomination procedures and fill in the nomination forms in English and French. Established in 2005, the Prize rewards individuals and organisations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age. An international Jury selects the best projects annually. Each prize winner receives a cash prize, a medal and a diploma during a special ceremony held on the occasion. Source: Bahrain News Agency

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Head  of the General Sports Authority and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee has congratulated the winners of the 2nd Your Talent At Home Competition.


The contest was held under HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa,  Office in coordination with the Ministry of Information Affairs.


“Bahrain is well-known for producing talents and energetic youth in various fields. We have instructed for continuing this event as part of our keenness to implement the directives of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to support young people and create an ideal environment for them to flourish,”, said Shaikh Khalid


He said that the competition will contribute to enabling young Bahraini people to showcase their talents and genuinely participate in the development process in various fields and achieve the aspirations of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to empower young people.


He pointed that the the goals of the competition are in line with the efforts being exerted by HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs.


He hailed the large participation in this edition, praising the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Information, led by Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Minister of Information Affairs, commending the local media coverage.


Khalid Al Arabi won the event thanks to the magic he performed, while second place went to Ahmed Al Hamadi. Meanwhile, performer Bader Al Enzi won third place for playing musical instruments.


Source: Bahrain News Agency

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