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Bahrain hosts major science expo.

(Date: Sunday, April 08, 2012 )

Bahrain is hosting a major science exhibition that opened today (April 8) and features a variety of activities including cultural and scientific visits, leisure activities, exhibition of projects and workshops.

Organised by Bahrain's Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development and Milset Asia, the second Expo Sciences Asia will run until April 12 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC).

Held every two years, Expo Sciences Asia aims to promote scientific projects created by children and young people around the Asian region through an exhibition in a multi-cultural environment, also allowing the participation of institutions that want to assist young people in their projects.

The first Expo Sciences Asia was held in Kuwait in April 2010.

Contributing to scientific culture, non-formal science education and awareness programmes in the region, Bahrain Science Centre which falls under the Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development plays a leading role in bringing this event to Bahrain.

Assistant Undersecretary of Community Development Khalid Ishaq from Bahrain's Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development is the member of Milset Asia board.

"Milset gives a platform for young people to exchange ideas and make most of their creations; discuss with researchers, youth leaders and industrialists," Ishaq said.

"Bahrain Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development's collaboration with Milset is another initiative in the development of scientific and technical education in the Kingdom."

Promoting awareness of the importance of science and technology, a group of young scientists headed by Amal Albuflasa, from the new state-of-the-art Bahrain Science Centre (BSC) will showcase their project at the exhibition.

Albuflasa said, "Children can learn science and should have the opportunity to become scientifically literate. In order for this learning to happen, the effort to introduce children to the essential experiences of science inquiry and explorations must begin at an early age."

"Our participation at Second Expo Sciences Asia 2012 gives this platform to children where they learn the process of finding out and a system for organizing and reporting discoveries and a way of thinking and trying to understand the world," she added. -- TradeArabia News Service

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