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Khaleeji Commercial Bank sponsors the third edition of VEX Bahrain Robot Championship

Al Meer: It is time for a generation capable of manufacturing and exporting technology
Khaleeji Commercial Bank sponsors the third edition of VEX Bahrain Robot Championship

Manama, 26 February 2017: Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB), one of Bahrain's leading Islamic banks, has announced its sponsorship of the 3rd VEX Bahrain Robot Championship, which will be held in the Kingdom on the 26th and 27th of February 2017 with the participation of 90 teams of various age groups from primary school up to university competing to win and qualify for the honour of representing the Kingdom of Bahrain in the VEX World Championship in the state of Kentucky, America.

Over 800 students from 30 government and private institutions are to participate in this edition. This championship, which is the largest of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, aims to develop the participants’ skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through bringing together teams of youths from across the Kingdom and testing their creativity and ability to solve problems and challenges that they face.

This will include the application of many educational topics related to science, engineering and mathematics as well as the acquisition of teamwork and competitive skills, project management and creative presentation of ideas. All this while seeking to advance the Bahraini society from a consumer of technology to a society that produces it, in addition to opening up channels of communication with various government and private international and Arabic parties in the educational field.

Regarding this announcement, Mr. Khalil Ismail Al Meer, Chief Executive Officer of (KHCB), said: "Our sponsorship of such an event stems from the role of such competitions in developing different skills and propelling the wheel of advancement and growth, which helps to raise a generation that manufactures and exports technology which is in line with the vision of Bahrain 2030." Mr. Meer commended the ambition of Bahraini youths to continue the march of progress in various fields of life and to represent Bahrain honourably in international, regional and public forums.

Khaleeji Commercial Bank BSC (KHCB) is an Islamic bank licensed by the CBB, headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and operating under a Retail Islamic Banking license granted by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). It is a Public Bahraini Shareholding Company listed on the Bahrain Bourse. The vision of the bank is to be a leading domestic and regional Islamic Bank, providing a comprehensive range of high quality Shari'a compliant banking and investment products, services and investment opportunities to their customers and corporate clients.