Bahrain News Agency
Gaza, Nov. 1. (BNA) – A ceremony was held today in Tel Al Hawa area to mark the opening of the Bahrain School, one of the major development and humanitarian projects implemented by the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) in Gaza Strip, in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The four-storey school, the largest of its kind in Gaza, consists of 52 classrooms and can accommodate up to 4000 students.
It is equipped with all educational facilities and includes a library, sports fields, a park, as well as scientific and computer laboratories.
It also has a classroom for students with learning difficulties, containing learning aids for students with special needs.
|MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad has issued directives to prepare the Bahrain health centre in Khan Younis to provide medical care for civilians wounded in Gaza.
He tasked Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to implement the instructions and be assured of the safety of affiliates of the Bahrain School in Tal Al Hawa district.
Following the royal directives, RCO Secretary-General Dr Mustafa Al Sayed met representative of the UNRWA Commissioner-General Peter Ford and was assured on the readiness of the Bahrain health centre in Khan Younis to receive and treat those injured as a result of the brutal Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
Mr Ford, former British ambassador to Bahrain, also affirmed that the health centre had not been attacked during the raids and that it was playing an essential role in treating patients and alleviating their suffering.
Mr Ford thanked His Majesty for his directives, commending efforts of the kingdom’s leadership, government and people for setting up the health centre in a key area in the Gaza Strip.
He also said that all affiliates of the Bahrain School were safe and had not been affected by the Israeli strikes.
Mr Ford said students and their families had conveyed their greetings and appreciation to the kingdom for establishing such a vital project near their homes to enable them to continue their studies.