Sixty young Bahraini men and women participated in an innovative two-week training program designed to promote national security.
Organized by the Southern governorate of Bahrain in September and October 2020, lecturers came from several security departments, including the Royal Academy of Police, General Administration for Combating Corruption, Economic and Cyber Security Administration, and Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science Administration.
The program — held virtually to avoid any spread of COVID-19 — raised awareness among young people on issues of security and safety. Participants ranged in age from 15 to 25, and 60% were female.
At the end of the training, the government organized an in-person ceremony under the patronage of Gov. Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and the Director of Social Programs and Community Affairs Mohammed Hasan Al Faw.
Attendants expressed appreciation and gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the program addressing security challenges relevant to Bahrain’s Southern governorate.
The Southern governorate is the largest geographically of the country’s four governorates, but the smallest in population with 110,000 residents. The Bahraini government has battled to contain extremist groups supported by Iran that aim to destabilize the small island nation in the Arabian Gulf.
Sources: Al Watan, Bahraini Ministry of Interior