‘We See You’ Scheme at Bahrain airport for persons with disabilities launched
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Under the slogan “We See You”, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, has been officially launched on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The announcement was made by the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA).
The event was under the patronage of Lieutenant General Doctor Shaikh Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, and in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Health and the Ministry of Health.
It was attended by Gulf Air Group Holding Chairman (GFG) Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, GFG CEO Mr. Jeffrey Goh and BAC CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah along with BIA strategic partners. Bahrain International Airport has become the second airport in the Middle East to implement the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme.
This pioneering initiative aims to enhance the travel experience for individuals with hidden disabilities, ensuring their needs are recognized, understood, and supported throughout their journey.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme is a globally recognized program that employs the use of a discreet sunflower symbol to identify passengers with non-visible disabilities. By wearing the sunflower lanyard, individuals can indicate to airport staff that they may require additional assistance or have specific needs that should be addressed.
Passengers with hidden disabilities such as autism, anxiety disorders, dementia, Crohn’s disease, and more, who require additional support, can proceed to check-in counter B19, where they can receive the Sunflower lanyard. Wearing this lanyard will signify to all airport staff members that the passenger may need special handling and assistance during security procedures, navigating the airport, or boarding.