Manama, Oct. 13 (BNA): The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has honoured Company volunteers who participated in and helped implement community initiatives of InjAz Bahrain.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by InjAz Bahrain Chief Executive Officer HH Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa and was held in keeping with Company policy to advance Bahraini society and the community.
GPIC attaches great importance not only social responsibility but also to volunteering as an important principle through which one is able to pay back to his country and society.
GPIC volunteers have so far contributed around 4,000 hours since InjAz was established in 2005.
Speaking on the occasion, HH Shaikha Hessa thanked the volunteers for the initiative and to devote their time, effort and knowledge to serve the organisation's goals and vision. She praised their perseverance, devotion and responsibility towards the tasks entrusted to them.
"You have demonstrated to all your ability to assume responsibilities with great efficiency,” she said. “Today we see the fruits of cooperation between InjAz Bahrain, GPIC and other supporting companies for the benefit of Bahrain and its people. I urge you to continue these efforts and contribute to these programmes.”
HH called on the volunteers to work without hesitation and supporting the organisation in a spirit of giving for it to achieve its goals. She said in the youngsters of Bahrain, was the future of the homeland. “This also gives the volunteers the experience and knowledge and prepares them to give even more to their nation.”
GPIC President and InjAz Bahrain Chairman Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery expressed his pride and admiration for the volunteers and motivated them to continue doing so in the coming years.
He said this positive spirit is not strange to GPIC employees, who have contributed, and continue to contribute, towards raising the level of Bahraini society and help its children achieve a bright and stable future. He said GPIC would always remain at the forefront of its support to the organisation.
Dr. Jawahery paid tribute to HH Shaikha Hessa for her efforts in setting up InjAz Bahrain as a voluntary institution that aimed to raise the level of society. He said it continued its efforts in developing its plans and programmes with the assistance and support of the Board of Directors and volunteers.
InjAz Bahrain has witnessed significant development in its programmes and the number of their beneficiaries. More than 140,000 students from various government schools in Bahrain have so far benefitted.
InjAz Bahrain has an extensive media presence within Bahraini society, which has contributed greatly to the community's awareness of its objectives. This has also encouraged many to join it as volunteers or as beneficiaries of its services. Most volunteers and contributors are employees of various companies in Bahrain.