15 students from the Rayaat program of the AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation attended the Pearl Fundamentals course at the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT).
As part of its course on pearls, the Institute included practical and theoretical programs on every aspect of pearl extraction, examination, and history. Furthermore, the course included a practical element on basic scientific tools like X-ray microscopy, CT scans, and others, provided by Danat Laboratory, the world’s premier pearl testing laboratory.
Within the framework of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, the course comes in line with the Institute’s mission to develop the Bahraini pearl sector, the National Plan to revive the pearl industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and to strengthen the Kingdom’s reputation as a premier centre of expertise in the field of pearls and gemstones.
“The Institute offers this course as part of its qualitative training and development initiatives in Bahrain and the Middle East, as well as part of its effort to train, qualify, and develop more cadres in this vital area so that economic and social development can be further accelerated.” According to Mrs Noora Jamsheer, CEO of Danat.
As Mrs Jamsheer pointed out, youth involvement in the activities and events of the Institute and various training programs it holds periodically contributed to a qualitative leap in the field of investment and employment among young Bahrainis.
“Learning a skill in an unconventional industry like pearls and gemstones is the wise move young Bahrainis should undertake because professional overcrowding and technological growth are pressuring them to discover creative methods to make a living.” Mrs Jamsheer said.
For her part, Mrs Saba Seyadi, CEO of AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, extended her thanks to Danat Institute for providing this qualitative training. She said: “This course fits into the larger scheme of the desire to encourage among the younger generation the values of effective learning and commitment to the profession of predecessors. Young Bahrainis are an investment of the future, thus it is our duty to support them in pursuing their professional objectives in the best interests of the nation. Especially given that the study of pearls and gemstones provides a wealth of opportunities for young people to advance their knowledge and careers in a variety of fields.”