Abdulrahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) held their 12th “Bahraini Women’s Day” celebrations on the 1st of December. The celebration was held in conjunction with the initiative launched by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), under the theme "Bahraini Women Diplomats". The theme itself takes place in conjunction with the Kingdom's celebration of the 51st anniversary of its formal diplomacy and allocating a day for Bahrain's Diplomacy in appreciation to its achievements and its affiliates' efforts.
The school event was led by the Human Resources Department as saw in invitation to all staff to celebrate the day. A token of appreciation in the form flowers and small chocolates was arranged by Mrs. Anessa Abdulla. Mr. Talal Kanoo- Board of Trustees, praised the role that Bahraini women employees took in shaping and driving the schools core values and Strategic Plan. “Fifty three percent (53%) of the staff working at ARKIS are Bahraini Women of which 22 hold managerial roles. We are thankful for their contribution in supporting and
representing our Founder, Mr Abdulrahman Jasim Kanoo’s mission and vision.”
Reflecting on the day and what it means, Mrs. Jenan Al Mahdi, ARKIS HR Specialist said “As a Bahraini woman, I have always felt inspired by all the Bahraini women's day celebrations since they started in 2008. I am so connected to this year's celebration because, as a Bahraini Triathlete and member of ARKIS, I was honoured to present The Kingdom of Bahrain in many national and regional events. In 2019, I participated in Iron Man Bahrain 70.3 with 26 Bahraini women, ranking third in my category. On a regional level, I participated in Kuwait races and Iron Man 70.3 in Dubai. I am always driven by the will to make my country proud and represent it in the right manner. A manner that reflects how Bahraini women are blessed, to be belonging to the great Kingdom that has overcome the difficulties and challenges, to empower all Bahraini women to reach the highest positions and giving equal opportunities to ensure that all her needs are mainstreamed for her to excel all areas of life.”