AN art exhibit showcasing the talent of students of Athena Private School for Special Education (Athena) begins tomorrow.
During the event, students will be given a chance to create their own canvases which will be placed for sale at the exhibition, all proceeds of which will be donated to the Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF).
“We are pleased to collaborate with Athena on this exhibition,” said RHF secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed.
“In support of RHF’s mission, we ensure the selection of projects that capture the essence of our core values and put them into action.
“We believe that through this exhibition Athena has found an innovative way to demonstrate our core value of ‘creativity’, by teaching its special needs students the art of giving back to the community,” he added.
“Special needs students are talented individuals with capabilities that will allow them to excel in many aspects, art being one of them.
“We would like to wish our beloved students all the best with their art, and thank each and every one of them for their contribution to this upcoming exhibition.”
Ms Sicat and Dr Al Sayed
School director Marietta S Sicat said she was extremely excited with the RHF’s support for the Athena exhibition.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank His Majesty’s representative for charity work and youth affairs and RHF board of trustees chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Dr Al Sayed and our owners, GFH Financial Group, for supporting the school’s initiatives and helping us in providing elite special education in Bahrain.
“Also, special thanks go to the parents of our students for encouraging them to understand that their contributions are very important to the community.
“Finally, we would like to invite everyone to visit this exhibition and support the children by purchasing their art.”
Athena is a premier K-12 school that provides full-time education to students with special needs.
It recognises that each child is unique and has individual requirements to support specific learning needs.
The school works in close partnership with parents to ensure that their children are cared for, supported and enabled, with the help of specialist teachers who focus on adapting their approaches to accommodate the needs and learning abilities of the child.
Athena also has therapists on its team who develop rehabilitation programmes that focus on the non-academic needs of students, including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy as well as behaviour therapy and physiotherapy.
Today, the school provides student residence options, making it the first specialist facility in Bahrain that offers this accommodation option.
The special exhibition will run until May 15 at The Avenues in Manama.
For more information about the exhibition, please email the school at [email protected], message 34490271 or call 16568120.
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