BIPD to launch awareness-raising programme for overseas students

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Manama, Aug. 17 (BNA): The Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) is holding an awareness-raising programme for overseas students.


Held between August 18 and 22, the ‘Ambassadors of the Nation’ Programme is part of its initiatives to implement the National Plan to Promote the Spirit of Belonging to the Nation and Reinforce the Values of Nationalism.


The five-day programme will cover several main themes, namely the social, human rights, legal and constitutional, as well as media.


Through the social theme, students will be trained on social crises management, as well as on the skills to form and activate Bahraini NGOs abroad.


Meanwhile, the human rights theme will inform students about the rights and duties of foreign students according to international human rights treaties and conventions, and the laws and regulations of host countries, in addition to the role of Bahraini embassies and diplomatic mission and their relations with Bahraini students abroad.


The constitutional and legal theme will defines the principles of the National Action Charter and the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the laws that granted the right to political participation and the political societies.


The political theme is related to the history of Bahrain’s political system, the referendum on the National Action Charter, the parliamentary and municipal elections, in addition to the reforms spearheaded by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the constitutional amendments and their implications on the political life in the kingdom.


As to the media theme, it will train the participants on the necessary communication skills, as well as on those required for influencing the public opinion and making speeches.


The ‘Ambassadors of the Nation’ Programme provides overseas students with political and legal culture to act as the best ambassadors for the kingdom through projecting to the world the bright image of Bahrain, including its rich history and prosperous democratic reforms.


It also aims to instill patriotic values in the minds of the students, and inform them about the concepts of human rights, the principles of the Royal Reform Project, the principles of the National Action Charter, in addition to the progress witnessed by the kingdom in the political, economic, social and religious fields.


The programme also seeks to strengthen bonds between overseas students and the homeland by focusing on the values of belonging to the nation.