Minister of Education Praises Winning Schools of the RCSI Bahrain Health Awards Art Competition
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Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Mohammed Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, RCSI Bahrain held a ceremony to announce the winners of the Health Awards Art Competition 2022-2023, where students from secondary public schools compete to create artwork reflecting on health-related themes.
Organised by the Community Engagement department at RCSI Bahrain in collaboration with "Future Nurses Bahrain" and the Ministry of Education, students from 10 public schools were invited to participate in the competition and create an art piece that reflects this year's theme of "Who is a nurse?". The aim being to spread awareness among school students about the importance of the nursing profession and the active role that nurses play in the healthcare field.
The award winners were selected by a judging panel which assessed the artwork based on specific criteria, including the painting’s adherence to the competition’s theme, patterns and colors used, as well as shapes and technical skills. The panel consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Education, Dr Farzana Abdullah Al-Maraghi, Higher Education Research Advisor and Ms Alaa Al-Qahtani, Head of Centre for Educational Supervision, and from RCSI Bahrain, Ms Amna Al-Muhandes, Community Outreach Specialist, Dr Eman Tawash, Senior Lecturer and Nursing Year 4 Director; Dr Maryam Alaradi, Senior Lecturer in Nursing; Ms Celine Durand, Communications Manager; and Ms Hanan Al-Houti, Nursing Year 4 student.
Ms Durra Adnan, Year 12 student at Saar High School for Girls won first place in the competition, followed by the second place winner Mr Sami Hassan, Year 10 student at Al-Naim Secondary School for Boys and third place winner Ms Zahra Mahdi, Year 12 student at Saar High School for Girls.
His Excellency Dr Mohammed Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, congratulated the winners and commended the initiative taken by RCSI Bahrain in organising the contest which plays an important role in benefiting from artistic talent to raise health awareness, focusing this year on the humanitarian nursing profession.
Professor Sameer Otoom, President RCSI Bahrain, commented, “RCSI Bahrain extends its appreciation to His Excellency Dr Muhammad bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council for his patronage of this competition and his commitment to building important partnerships between all educational institutions in Bahrain for the benefit of students. We also extend our congratulations to the winners of the Health Awards competition for their great artwork which reflect the important role of nurses.