Category Archives: Bahrain

Race 4 Good: Students Support Villagers in Nepal

Zahra Bandukwala of the Dawoodi Bohras of Bahrain

Zahra Bandukwala, a 17 year old student at the British School of Bahrain, and her teammates won First prize in the Race4Good Challenge to help uplift the Bung village in Nepal. Race4Good is a global competition organized by the Federation of British International Schools (FOBISIA) in Asia that provides senior school students around the world…

Giving Back to Society

Under the banner of Project Rise, the Bahrain community has undertaken several welfare and development projects for the benefit of society.

This article was reported in Gulf Daily News on April 24, 2023 Every year, the Dawoodi Bohra community takes part in the group’s global initiative, Project Rise, aimed at uplifting and elevating the less fortunate. The Dawoodi Bohras, a religious denomination within the Ismaili branch of Islam, work in partnership with governments and NGOs to…

Bahrain Government Ready To Support Expansion Of Online Businesses

This story was reported in News of Bahrain on April 4, 2023. Bahrain intends to lower the hurdles for Commercial Registration (CR) applications and promote online businesses through social media, it has been revealed. The government has recognized the relevance of digitalization for firms as it strives to raise revenue from non-oil sources to encourage…

Planting Trees for a Green Canopy

GREEN-FINGERED members of one of the kingdom’s longest-standing communities with expatriate roots have been busy gathering to dig in an array of shrubbery and trees to further beautify Bahrain and raise awareness about protecting the environment.

The Dawoodi Bohra community recently joined hands with the Lions Club of Riffa to plant a variety of different species of greenery in Salmaniya Garden, including Morenga trees, Neem trees and Bougainvillea shrubs, with the backing of the Capital Municipality.

Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East Mark World Cleanup Day 2021 by Mobilising Volunteers Across the Region

World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day civic action to engage volunteers across 180 countries emphasising the global waste management issue and its impact on the environment.

This World Cleanup Day, The Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East undertook multiple cleanup and awareness drives across different locations as part of Project Rise, the community’s global philanthropic arm and in keeping with the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals agenda.

Ambassador of India in Bahrain visits Bohra Masjid Al Burhani

His Excellency, Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava visited the Dawoodi Bohra Masjid Al Burhani Complex in Manama accompanied by Third Secretary Mr. Ihjas Aslam, Mrs. Monica Srivastava, and Mrs. Sadiya Machingal. The dignitaries were welcomed by the Dawoodi Bohra community head in Bahrain Mr. Mustafa Zakavi and Mrs. Insiyah Zakavi.

Perils of Plastic-400 years of Woe

The Daily Tribune – News of Bahrain Perils of Plastic-400 years of woe, with Mr. Kai Khalid Miethig, March 21 2021 As a part of Project Rise, a Dawoodi Bohra upliftment initiative, an awareness webinar was organized and conducted by the Dawoodi Bohras of The Kingdom of Bahrain. A prominent environmentalist based in Bahrain, Island…

Bahrain Food Drive

The Daily Tribune News of Bahrain The Bohra Community in the Kingdom of Bahrain provided food aid and distributed food packages that included essentials such as rice, pulses, milk powder, tea bags, sugar, salt, spices and oil bottles to 400 labourers in three Labour Camps. Dawood Fakhruddin, Dana committee coordinator told the tribune, ‘community members…

‘This Is Bahrain’ Event Highlights Inter-Faith Initiative

The King Hamad Global Centre for Inter-Faith Dialogue and Peaceful Co-Existence will be officially inaugurated on the 14th of March 2018 in Bahrain. The inauguration ceremony will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, said Bahrain Federation of Expatriate Associations (BFEA) Secretary-General Betsy Mathieson. She made the announcement as she…