The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) Handicrafts Directorate held a graduation ceremony for the participants of the second edition of the embroidery workshop held for the Royal Charity Organization (RCO).

The graduation ceremony was held at Al Jasrah Handicrafts Centre. The ceremony was attended by the Assistant Secretary General for Planning Resource Development of RCO, Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Yaqoob, and other officials from the organization. The workshop aimed to train a total of 12 individuals from the Royal Charity Organization including orphans and widows and ran for a period of three weeks starting from the 23rd of April. The workshop presented by the trainer, Sakina Al Qafas, focused on the on the basic skills of embroidery, techniques and the method of employing its various tools and types.

The workshop comes in line with RCO’s strategy to host training activities, programs and services in coordination with government and private bodies for the benefit of the affiliated families under its umbrella. The workshop also aimed to strengthen the joint cooperation between RCO and BTEA in order to provide its beneficiaries from Orphans and Widows with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in regards to traditional Bahraini handicraft.

“We are pleased to coordinate with the Royal Charity Organization to graduate a new batch of trainees in the art of hand embroidery and to contribute to the spread of this traditional craft in the society to revive and preserve it for future generations, and to increase the number of Bahrainis trained as part of the authority’s strategy to promote tourist products in the Kingdom,” said the Director of Handicrafts Directorate at the BTEA, Shaikha Wafa bint Saif Al Khalifa.

The workshop is one of the ongoing efforts of the authority to preserve Bahrain’s traditional crafts for future generations and to promote the Bahraini artisan products as part of its comprehensive strategy for the tourism sector, which aims to increase the contribution of this vital sector to the national economy.