AlReem Ramadan Charity Benefits All!

During the last week of Ramadan, Al Reem Charity  finally finished passing out the last of the funds raised and are proud to announce that this year they have more than quadrupled the number of families they helped last year! 330+ families all over Bahrain benefited from the event and from people’s generous donations!
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AlReem Charity would like to thank everyone once again for attending this year, it is because of you that we managed to exceed our goal! We really enjoyed working with you and look forward to next year.
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New American Art Space Workshops At Al Riwaq

urlNew American Art Space Workshops! August 18-21, from 7-9pm.  Sign up Now!


Al Riwaq Art Space in Adliya and the US Embassy in Bahrain are offering a 4 day workshop to introduce the new American Art and Technology Space.  Sign up for this 4 day seminar to learn how you can utilize the tools in the space to bring life to your wildest Art projects.   


All participants will have the opportunity to apply for year-round membership to the space, which includes access to the 3-D printer, an Epilog Laser Cutter, a Canon full-color Poster Printer, scanners, Mac computers and more! 


To sign up send a brief description of your background and how you would use the space to by August 14th!    


Artist Space introduction and roundtable, Sunday, August 18, 7-9 pm

This evening will be part demonstration of the space’s technology, part showcase of artworks using technologies in the field, and part roundtable about community needs from such a space as it further develops.


3D Modeling for 3D Printing, Monday, August 19, 7-9

This workshop will be a brief introduction to a couple of tools useful for making 3D models and how to prepare the models for 3D printing. All tools covered will be free and open source. An introduction to the 3D printing process will also be given using the Makerbot printer.

Attendees will need to bring laptops and 3 button mice (or equivalent).


Basic Electronics with Arduino, Tuesday, August 20, 7-9pm

This workshop will introduce the basic ideas of electronics and then focus on using the Arduino microcontroller as an inexpensive way of creating electronic projects. The arduino allows you to run leds, motors and other devices in reaction to different inputs. We will learn to program the desired behaviors for the arduino using the free companion software. Some experience with writing code is encouraged, but not required.

Attendees will need to bring laptops.

Using Vector Tools for Laser Cutting, Wednesday, August 21, 7-9
Vectors are a powerful creative method which allows the artist to imagine works from 1cm in size to the height of buildings without losing quality. We will learn Inkscape – a free and open source software, to create vector drawings. The workshop will focus on the use of these valuable and versatile methods to create illustrations or patterns for a laser cutter.
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MBA Fakhro Programme Launch

Manama, Bahrain (7 August, 2013) – MBA Fakhro Group, the holding company for Bahraini entrepreneur Mohammed Adel Fakhro’s business interests, today launched a call for applications for an Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program, the first in a series of initiatives focused on supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs. The program aims to encourage students to think outside the box and consider entrepreneurship as a very real possibility for their futures careers.


Mohammed Fakhro

More than a summer internship, the MBA Fakhro Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program aims to help five budding businessmen and women to develop their business ideas and bring them closer to reality. The initiative, which is set to be personally overseen by Fakhro targets university students between 18 to 23. Candidates will undergo an interviewing process and will be selected based on the potential of their business ideas and their ambitions. They will be placed within the Group’s various entities, where they will also gain valuable work experience.

Successful applicants will attend weekly mentoring sessions with Fakhro, where he will help develop their business plans and suggest solutions. Where possible, Fakhro will also utilize the Group’s network to support the entrepreneurs in realizing their goals. A panel of experts will also be conducting regular sessions with the students on various topics, focused on teaching them about the business world and helping to foster within each of them an entrepreneurial spirit.

“With the support offered through government initiatives such as Tamkeen, as well as the establishment of organisations such as the business angels network Tenmou, the time has never been better for young entrepreneurs to try out new ideas at a relatively lower risk level,” said Fakhro.

“We feel that supporting budding entrepreneurs is a noble effect and the best way of supporting the economy as a whole. It is, after all, entrepreneurs and the possible jobs that they will create that will pave the way for a better job market, and a better economy as a whole,” he said.


The program will also teach applicants to be ideal employees through practicing   ‘intrapreneurship’, the concept of innovating from within an institution.

The panel which supporting the program will include:

  • Hasan Haider, CEO, Tenmou Business Angels (The region’s first business angels network )
  • Noof Khonji, innovation consultant whose career has been based on helping people and institutions think outside he box
  •  Venkat S, Head of Strategic Business Initiatives at MBA Fakhro
  • Deepu Krishnan, Manager – Internet Businesses at MBA Fakhro Group

This program is the first of a series of events through which MBA Fakhro hopes to contribute to the growing interest in promoting new business ideas. Getting accepted into this program will also have the additional benefit of getting in on the ground floor of further MBA Fakhro entrepreneurship initiatives, another of which is due to be announced in the near future.

Applicants will need to fill a questionnaire and write an introduction explaining why they should be selected. Supplementary information, such as school and university grades, will help, but are not essential, explained Fakrho.

“We debated long and hard about whether to make university and school grades a deciding factor in the selection process. Although higher education played an important part in my personal professional development, we recognize that not everyone reaches their goals in the same way. There have been many successful entrepreneurs who didn’t finish their higher education, including some famous ones like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg,” he said.

“What we are looking for is creativity, enthusiasm, hard work, and an appetite for thinking outside the box. The cover letter and responses to our questionnaire will tell us everything we need to know to evaluate the students. Brief interviews with the students will help us shortlist the final candidates.”

“My colleagues, who have kindly accepted to take part in this program, and I look forward to mentoring these young minds and see where things go”.

Emails can be sent to including the following documents:

  • A cover letter about why they want to participate in the program
  • Educational information and references, or a CV if available
  • A copy of the applicant’s CPR
  • Responses to the questionnaire downloadable on the website
  • Applicants will be accepted from August 4 – August 24
  • The internship will run from August 25 – September 12


For questions and more information, please email

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Al Ghalia Interiors Exhibits at Tent London

Tent Al Ghalia

19-22 SEPTEMBER 2013  



Tent London, the most cutting edge show of the London Design Festival is coming back soon – with some fresh inspiration from far away! Selected to showcase their designs, Jeddah-based interior design firm ALGHALIA INTERIORS will present, for the first time in the United Kingdom, their latest high-end furniture collection.

ALGHALIA INTERIORS is renowned for their contemporary twist on Islamic design, which female entrepreneur and interior designer Ghalia Edrees has developed over the last few years.

We are looking forward to visiting supporting them. To visit, find their booth at (Hall T2 – Booth C14) and you will be introduced to the collection. In addition, you can book individual press appointments with them in advance.

Romain Casella,, will be happy to answer all press enquiries regarding ALGHALIA INTERIORS.

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PRESS: McDonald’s Sharebox Events

We really enjoyed planning the McDonald’s Sharebox Events! The events have been featured in several publications.

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