Youth City 2030 opens

MORE than 100 programmes and 2,740 training opportunities are being offered to Bahraini youngsters as Youth City 2030 opens its doors today.

The 12th edition of the initiative is being held for the first time ever at Exhibition World Bahrain in Sakhir, under the patronage of Youth Affairs Minister Rawan Tawfiqi.

The month-long camp is one of the most prominent training projects of the Youth Affairs Ministry for Bahrain’s youth. It aims to refine and help shape the talents of young people, as well as give them excellent training opportunities to further qualify them and provide them with all the possibilities to unlock their creative energies.

The initiative also aims to raise the level of skills of young individuals, which contributes to the creation of Bahraini cadres qualified to participate effectively in the overall development of the nation.

The minister welcomed participants to Youth City 2030 and hoped they would benefit from it.

“The programmes are designed based on the needs of young people and the requirements of the labour market,” said Ms Tawfiqi.

“This year, Youth City 2030 provides 2,740 training opportunities in various fields, as it will offer more than 100 training programmes, professionally designed to meet the needs of young participants.

“It also seeks to develop their skills and abilities, provide them with the necessary expertise, enable them to achieve excellence, and prepare them to enter the labour market, by activating the role of youth to achieve the comprehensive development of Bahrain at all levels.”

This year, programmes will be offered under five broad categories: Leadership and Entrepreneurship; Media and Entertainment; Arts and Culture; Science and Technology; and Sports and Health.

Each category offers a set of programmes focused on technical, practical and creative aspects, under the expert guidance of qualified trainers.

The programmes are divided into two age groups, with the morning period dedicated to participants aged nine to 14, and the evening period for those aged from 15 to 35.

Free transportation to the venue is available from the ministry’s headquarters in Seef District, the Muharraq Model Youth Centre in Busaiteen, the Hamad Town Model Youth Centre, and the Bahrain Scientific Centre for Sustainable Development Goals in Isa Town.

Only a few programmes require pre-registration and interviews, such as the graffiti murals course and theatre and singing workshops.

Fifteen organisations are collaborating with the ministry, including Al Riwaq Art Space, Project Management Institute, AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, British Council and the US Embassy.

The activities are held two-to-three times a week, so participants can mix and match more than one subject at a time.

For more information check out the ministry’s website or @mysbhr on Instagram.

The Youth City 2030 runs until August 31.




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