Muscat : Her Highness Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Women (SCW) Member, INJAZ Bahrain Board of Directors Chairperson, has been granted the Social Work Pioneer Medal by the Ministers of Social Affairs and Social Development of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
HH Shaikha Hessa was conferred the prestigious medal during the second ceremony to honour local social work pioneers in GCC countries, held in Muscat, Oman.
Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al-Asfoor, Minister of Social Development, received the medal on behalf of HH Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa.
On the occasion, HH Shaikha Hessa expressed her deepest pride in obtaining the top award in the name of Bahrain, dedicating the prestigious GCC medal to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, as well as to Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and SCW President.
“We derive all the values of giving in all fields from our wise leadership. Our leaders always support and encourage social and local work. They are our role models in giving for the sake of the nation and its citizens, who deserve what the pioneers of social work do for them,” she said.
Her Highness affirmed that the top GCC honouring will be an impetus for exerting more creative efforts in the field of voluntary and social work in the service of the nation and its citizens.
HH Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa was recognised for her success in achieving her goals in the social and humanitarian goals, especially in the fields of youngsters and youth.
Under HH Shaikha Hessa’s leadership, INJAZ Bahrain has, over the past 18 years, benefited about 615,000 students by fostering their creativity and preparing them to meet the requirements of global labour markets.