Zain helps 'Dreams Come True'
Manama, December 27, 2009
A total of BD15,000 ($39,786) has been awarded by Zain Bahrain to three teams of students as part of its Dreams Come True Campaign.
The move will help launch an oxygen cafe and library on the environment as well as a proposed business offering green home automation systems among others.
The financial support was presented at the Zain Bahrain Seef headquarters as part the Global Entrepreneurship Week by the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) Bahrain Chapter, said company corporate communications manager Samya Hussein.
'More than 100 students from various universities have been networking and meeting since last month to learn from successful local business leaders,' she said.
'During this time, they were also given a specific business challenge which they worked on collectively and it is the result of this team work that was presented to the judges of the Zain Dream Award.'
One of the groups was awarded for using Bahrain's popular cafe culture to raise awareness on environmental issues.
'Our idea is to set up a cafe and library called the Oxygen Cafe, where everybody can drop in and find material on how we are treating the environment and how we can change our ways to develop better eco-sensitivity,' said team leader Zahra Salman.
'The big attraction at our cafe will be oxygen bars where customers can recharge themselves with deep breaths of pure oxygen. It is a real stress-buster for people.
'It will attract people to our cafe and also create awareness of how we are depleting the atmosphere.'
A blueprint for adopting green technologies has been offered by a team led by Aysha Al Araifi. 'Our business plan envisages providing building maintenance with green home automation systems, energy metering and management and security control,' she said.
'Our project aims to offer a convenient high-quality green building concept for personal and corporate use through home automation systems to make it more energy efficient and eco-friendly. By giving you control of your home, SGT makes it easy to conserve resources like energy, water and time.'
A project by a team headed by Shereen Abdulla focuses on raising awareness on issues related to diabetes and loss of sight.-TradeArabia News Service