Bahrain eGA, Microsoft in Imagine Cup deal
Manama, March 27, 2014
Bahrain eGovernment Authority (eGA) and Microsoft have renewed their strategic partnership for the Imagine Cup 2014, a student competition.
Mohammad Ali Al Qaed, chief executive officer of the eGA, reaffirmed its commitment in providing youngsters in Bahrain with opportunities that offer share of knowledge, practical training and international platforms to explore their creative abilities and show their innovation.
“We are honoured to continue supporting the Microsoft Imagine Cup since the establishment for all the values it brings to our youngsters - be it knowledge, exposure, team building skills or self-esteem. We have seen the constructive impact of the competition on our students over the last few years and we hope to see more youth on our national team representing Bahrain and the Arab World in the world’s finals – taking place in Seattle.”
The National Bahrain round of Imagine Cup is happening for the third consecutive year as part of Microsoft, and its partners’ commitment to empowering the youth in Bahrain by encouraging them to develop their innovative skills as well as empowering them for entrepreneurship set of mind to move forward with their ideas.
Tareq Hijazi, regional country manager for Microsoft in Bahrain and Oman, said: “We are happy to see eGA on board for this year’s competition too, we value their collaboration and trust and we praise their determination in creating a better future for Bahrain’s youth and ultimately the society at large.”
“It is the first step in the participants’ journey to entering the corporate world and becoming entrepreneurs,” he said.
He encouraged students and fresh graduates to participate in this year’s round urging them “not to be afraid to submit their unconventional ideas for every entrepreneur needs to take a leap of faith to make a difference in the world.” – TradeArabia News Service