Proposal to honour volunteers unveiled
TDT | Manama
A proposal to regulate voluntary work and honour volunteers in recognition of their dedication in serving the nation was unveiled yesterday. Council of Representatives Speaker Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal and MPs Mohammed Al Abbassi, Ibrahim Al Nafea, Abdulla Al Dossary and Ahmed Al Ansari have initiated the move, which aims to shoulder the operational costs on behalf of volunteers and meet their needs.
The proposal praised the role of the Royal Humanitarian Foundation in organising voluntary work in Bahrain and abroad, hailing its success in assuming its duties. It stressed the crucial importance of voluntary work in serving society, especially under the current circumstances resulting from the repercussions of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
It underlined the need to further cultivate the culture of voluntary work to co-opt all social segments, and stressed the necessity of engaging all official establishments and civil society institutions to deal with potential emergencies.
Under the proposal, steering teams would be set up to organise and harness voluntary work, through channels of communication with the official health, economic, security, and other relevant authorities, depending on the challenge facing the nation.