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Edamah, Amanat break ground on Bahrain's first education park

MANAMA, July 29, 2021

Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah) and Amanat - Edu-Safe Park have broken ground on their new education park in Isa Town. 
 
A first-of-its-kind facility in the kingdom, the Education Park offers a one-stop solution for students and parents which will add value to education beyond school hours. 
 
The facility includes a library, sports halls and fields, offered in cooperation with one of the private schools in the area, said a statement from Edamah. 
 
In response to a shortage of retail and commercial offerings in the vicinity, the project will also include coffee shops, banks, pharmacies, business centres, and services equipped to serve surrounding schools. Parents can also enjoy the Park’s facilities as they wait for their children, it stated.
 
Phase One of the Educational Park is expected to be completed in April next year and the Phase Two in September.
 
The ground breaking cermeony was attended by Minister of Education Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, Amanat - Edu Safe Park Founder and CEO Dr Shaikha May bint Sulaiman Al Otaibi, Director General of Schools Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Bin Ahmed, and Edamah CEO Amin Alarrayed.
 
The Park incorporates sustainable practices to promote a ‘go green’ consciousness among students and parents, and features scenic green spaces with jogging tracks, walkways, and outdoor installations, which create an atmosphere conducive to learning and innovation, said the statement. 
 
In addition to these, it will feature several commercial units available for rent. The aim is to create an environmentally-friendly space that enhances creativity and supports entrepreneurship, it added.
 
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Al Nuaimi thanked all the parties involved in the project for delivering a safe and comfortable facility that serves neighbouring schools. He also commended Dr Al Otaibi for her many contributions to educational services. 
 
Pledging the ministry’s support for private sector investment in education sector, the minister said he expected the new facility to meet parents’ expectations by providing an attractive learning environment that includes educational centres, multi-purpose classrooms, workshops, and specialised training programmes. 
 
Dr Al Otaibi said: "This project was conceived and designed with the area’s needs in mind, following an extensive survey of hundreds of students and parents conducted by Edamah. Backed by our more than 30 years of experience in education, we are confident that the Educational Park will complement school learning, helping young people develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world."
 
"Parents, too, will benefit from dedicated learning programmes, supported by Tamkeen, which will be offered on site," she stated. 
 
"In addition, there will be service centers for parents and students. Its close proximity to schools will save time on transportation and ensure parents and staff are in a safe space that is monitored by specialised Bahraini companies. The project will also create educational projects and job opportunities for Bahraini entrepreneurs," he added.
 
On the new venture, Alarrayed said: "The Educational Park will create a positive social and commercial impact in line with Edamah’s commitment to projects that add value to Bahraini society."
 
"This will be an important addition to the Isa Town Educational Area, which is very busy during the day but underutilised immediately after school and university hours. It will create a dynamic interaction point between all educational institutions in the neighbourhood and improve the quality of extra-curricular learning available to students of all ages," he added.



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