In August 2012, and in implementation of royal directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain, RCO was commissioned to provide humanitarian and relief assistance. RCO took a number of measures and exerted efforts to implement these royal directives. The following are some of the most important of these actions and projects:
The Bahrain Scientific Complex is the first educational project and one of the most important projects carried out for the Syrian brothers in Jordan, as it serves about 5,000 students. According to statistics in February 2015, the number of students enrolled in the Complex reached about 10,000 students. The Complex is characterized by the following:
It consists of 4 schools for the elementary and Intermediate stages in addition to a kindergarten fully equipped with educational and learning facilities. Each school accommodates more than 1,000 students, with a total of 5,000 students in all the Complex's schools. With an initial area of 8,000 square meters, the Complex includes classrooms, science laboratories, sports courts, offices of the administrative and educational staff, and other important scientific facilities.
The Complex was established in cooperation with the Hashemite Charity Commission, Jordanian Ministry of Education, and the UNICEF Office in Jordan. The UNICEF Office in Jordan manages and runs the Complex under the supervision of the Jordanian Ministry of Education.
The Complex was a haven for the Syrian refugees at the Zaatari Refugee Camp during the snowstorm and rains that hit Jordan. It was used to accommodate a number of Syrian families whose tents were damaged during the rains. Those families were temporarily sheltered in the Complex's schools before being transferred to other places after the storm, and studies were officially resumed at the Complex.
The Complex consists of 500 housing cabins, each of which can accommodate a family of six members. With a ground area of 5,000 square meters, the Complex serves 3,000 people.
Bahrain Creativity Centre was established to help students express their feelings, vent their emotions and alleviate pressures resulting from the difficult psychological conditions in which they live because of migration and instability. The Centre also aims to provide psychotherapy services to Bahrain Scientific Complex's students affected by such hard situation. It seeks to help them overcome the psychological trauma caused by war, get rid of the horrifying images and ideas imprinted in the minds of children and adolescents, and guide their families on how to help them overcome such trauma under the extreme conditions in which they live, and avoid future psychological problems.
The Centre consists of 5 cabins: 3 cabins for individual psychological counselling, 1 for play-based counselling, and 1 for adolescent collective counselling. Moreover, it includes a playground for children. The Centre targets children from the age of 7 to 15 years. It works as per a student's counselling program to detect the nature and type of problems from which students suffer. It has been noted that the majority of students suffer from trauma symptoms represented in painful memories, intrusive mental images, nightmares, grief over the loss of their relatives and friends, feelings of fear from going through the same traumatic situation again, night panic and anxiety. Therefore, Bahrain Creativity Centre applies the modern psychological counselling theories and trauma-handling strategies through the application of appropriate psychological tests to diagnose cases and appropriate treatment plans. This is done in cooperation with a number of psychologists at the Jordanian Ministry of Education.
The project aims to build shelters, improve infrastructure and services, and build medical clinics at Al-Azraq camp in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Complex consists of more than 1,000 residential cabins, accounting for 10% of the number of residential cabins at the camp. Each cabin can accommodate a family of six members. The Complex serves about 5,000 people.
The project aims to support the efforts of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and provide education opportunities for Syrian refugees outside camps in Jordan. The school is located in Shaikh Khalil district, in Irbid on a piece of land with a total area of 11,729 square meters. It accommodates about 1,600 students in each school shift (morning / evening), covering all primary, intermediate and secondary stages.
The school consists of two floors. The ground floor comprises the management department and associated rooms, nine classrooms, general science lab, preparation room, health units for students and administrative staff.
The first floor consists of nine classrooms, two science laboratories, a computer lab, and health units for students. The project is supervised by the Hashemite Charity Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Jordan.
In implementation of royal directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain, to support syrian refugees and under the patronage of HRH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the RCO’s Board of Trustees, a cooperation agreement was signed by RCO and Hashemite Charity Commission to construct and build the Kingdom of Bahrain school in the Jordanian capital. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mustafa AlSayed (RCO's General Secretary) and by Mr. Ayman Reyadh AlMufleh (Hashemite Charity Commission’s General Secretary) in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Jordan which provided a piece of land for this project.