**Event to be held under the patronage of the Minister of Education**
Batelco, as part of its commitment to culture and education, is the strategic telecom partner for the 5th Al Wasat Used Book Fair which will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Education H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi. The three-day event will take place at Jidhafs Intermediate School from April 20 to 22.
During the year, Al Wasat receives used books in a wide range of categories including Islamic, economic, scientific, fiction and children’s books which will be available at low prices at the fair, with all proceeds raised to be distributed to local charities. To add to the entertainment at the event two competitions will be held, for photography and short film, to give participants the opportunity to showcase their skills and benefit from the feedback of skilled teams who will judge the entries.
Furthermore, a selection of pottery items and handicrafts will be exhibited for sale to highlight the traditional crafts that are still produced by local craftsmen and women. As part of the exhibition, some Bahraini calligraphers will demonstrate their skills and give visitors the opportunity to have their name written in calligraphy. To add value for young children a workshop on recycling and protecting the environment will take place during the event.
Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi said that Batelco was very pleased to support the Al Wasat Book Fair as part of the Company’s commitment to events that add great value for local communities.
“The fair aims to provide a great opportunity to pick up lovely books at low prices as well as gifts for family and friends in the handicraft section. Such events that bring families and friends together are a very important part of Bahrain’s heritage,” noted Eng. Al Hashemi.
Batelco’s Mobile Retail Van will be on site with Batelco’s Road Show team who be offering a wide range of exclusive offers for visitors to the annual event.