A delegation of teachers from the United States was hosted by the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).
The visit, in coordination with the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, was part of the company’s commitment to exchanging experiences with international educational institutions and to encourage cultural and scientific cooperation.
The delegation was headed by Lucy Graham and included representatives from 10 American educational institutions and officials from the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.
The visitors were received by GPIC corporate support general manager Fadel Al Ansari and members of the executive management.
The company’s director of information and knowledge technology Adnan Al Mahmoud gave a presentation on the GPIC’s business philosophy and strategy, as well as training programmes and strategic partnerships with educational bodies within and outside Bahrain.
During the meeting, the delegation members discussed the educational initiatives launched by the company and asked questions related to its leadership and management. This was followed by a tour of the factories and facilities, where the guests learnt about the stages of manufacturing and export.
They then visited the environmental projects and were told about the attention GPIC pays to the environment as well as community and educational activities.
Lucy thanked the officials for the welcome and the hospitality, and expressed her admiration for the high level of operations of factories, including the use of the latest equipment.
They also expressed appreciation at the company’s social responsibility initiatives towards the local community and stressed the delegation would convey to their students all aspects of industrial development in Bahrain.
In a statement, GPIC president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery said the visit was an opportunity for the delegation to learn about the development of Bahrain’s industrial sector. Dr Jawahery said the company always welcomed such visits by teachers, intellectuals and students because it gave the company an opportunity to speak about the high level of Bahraini companies.
Dr Jawahery added that GPIC had been working with the Arab American Chamber of Commerce for the last seven years and contributes to the setting up of a programme, which aims to educate teachers and employees of the US Department of Education and to familiarise them with Bahrain’s culture, history and achievements in industry and in education.
Dr Jawahery said that the initiative seeks to strengthen cooperation with educational institutions and to introduce cadres to the advanced level of Bahrain’s industrial sector. It is also an opportunity to inform the country's guests about the capabilities of Bahrainis and their knowledge, know-how, education and efficiency.
Dr Jawahery commented that the teachers have transferred valuable information about Bahrain, its leadership and its people to their students over the past seven years. He also thanked the American Arab Chamber of Commerce for their active role in continuous communication between the American and Arab communities to be closer to each other.
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