The collaboration is the result of Haqiq being awarded the Alexander Bodini Award as one of the best youth-oriented global initiatives, one of only two awards presented in New York this past March in the presence of the UN Secretary-General.
Chief Executive Officer of the Crown Prince Foundation, Omar Massarweh, said: "In line with
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II’s vision, the ‘Haqiq and UNICEF’ program is perfectly aligned with the CPF’s mandate. Its primary aim is to strengthen participants’ skills in several areas, most notably communication and the human rights system."
Massarweh noted that after a selection process, students go through multiple training stages that include workshops, site visits and camps. Based on a points system, the top performers are selected to become the ambassadors of Haqiq under the title of ‘Knights’.
The program took place at the Challenger Village of Al Tahadiyyat located in the King of Bahrain Forest, with the participation of 120 Haqiq Knights from across the Kingdom.
Over the course of two days, students received intensive skill-set training covering various topics, most importantly on the basics and effectiveness of good communication. Moreover, the program highlighted the fundamentals of human rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).