Royal University for Women holds Bahrain National Day and Women Day Celebrations

10,Dec 2019

Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Mariam Bint Hassan Al Khalifa

Royal University for Women holds Bahrain National Day and Women Day Celebrations

Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Mariam Bint Hassan Al Khalifa, Deputy President for

the Supreme Council for Women, delegated Her Highness Shaikha Nayla Bint

Hamad bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, wife of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Hamad

Al-Khalifa, Vice Chairperson of the Al Mabarrah Al Khalifia Foundation and

Chairperson of Royal Life Saving Bahrain to attend a prestigious and engaging

ceremony that was held at the Royal University for Women to celebrate the

Bahrain National Day and Bahraini Women’s Day at its premises in West Riffa in

the presence of wide range of guests, academics, students and their families.


The ceremony organised by the Office of Student Life began with a welcoming

speech from the Acting President Dr. David Stewart, in which he thanked Dr.

Shaikha Mariam Bint Hassan for patronizing the event and the constant support

of Her Highness Shaikha Nayla bint Hamad bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa for this

annual event throughout the years, for celebrating with us this very precious

day of all Bahrainis as their National Day as well as acknowledging the

development of Bahraini women in all sectors of society. He also expressed his

pride at the Royal University for Women being the only all-female educational

institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain that is solely dedicated to empowering

women through higher education. He emphasized on the role of Bahraini women

and their participation in sustainable development through higher education and

future sciences which the Supreme Council for Women is celebrating this year.

Dr Stewart highlighted the outstanding achievements of RUW students and

alumnae this year and previous years citing two remarkable achievements done

by RUW students such as Ms Haya Fadhel winning Best Arab Fashion Designer

in Middle East and Ms Shaikha Al Abbasi who won recently an international

Award from UAE, H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Excellence and Community

Intelligence Program, Category: Art and Cultural Excellence and honoured by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, alongside many achievements done by RUW students

that made Bahrain proud in various fields.

Royal University for Women also hosted Dr. Shaikha Lobna Al Khalifa, Director

of Higher Education Review Directorate of the Education & Training Quality


Authority (BQA). Dr. Shaikha Lobna delivered a speech praising the role of

Higher Education institutions in empowering women through higher education

and the pioneering role of the Supreme Council for Women in empowering

women at the highest levels and in every field.

This was followed by an honouring ceremony for the outstanding students who

have made an academic excellence in their studies at RUW in several

categories, including the President Award and the Leadership Award category.