NBB Partners with Fab Lab Bahrain to Launch TechStride Summer Educational Programme

The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has partnered with Fab Lab Bahrain to launch the TechStride Summer Educational Programme. The initiative aims to empower and support youth during their transition from high school or college into their careers.

The TechStride Programme offers a comprehensive curriculum that introduces participants to applied concepts in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Computer Vision, and Game Design and Development. Through a project-based learning model, students will gain proficiency in different developmental stages and iterative cycles. The programme also exposes participants to potential career options aligned with their backgrounds and interests, while inspiring a sense of curiosity and lifelong learning.

Speaking on the occasion, Hisham Abu Alfateh, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NBB said, “We are firmly committed to supporting educational initiatives that drive youth development. This partnership with Fab Lab Bahrain aligns perfectly with our commitment to engage, empower, and equip our passionate young people with essential technology skills. By powering TechStride, we aim to foster the creativity and confidence of the participants in utilising these skills, and prepare them to contribute to a progressive future.”

For his part, Dr. Salman Alaraibi, Co-Founder of Fab Lab Bahrain stated, “With TechStride, we hope to inspire a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who can make a positive impact in their communities. Through collaborations with academics and professionals in relevant industries, the programme offers participants the opportunity to experience real-world applications of cutting-edge technologies. With NBB’s invaluable support, we are confident that TechStride will be a springboard for Bahrain’s brilliant minds.”

The TechStride Programme is open to high school and college students, with participation also being extended to the children of NBB employees. The selection process is based on submissions for personal statements and project ideas. The four-week programme requires a commitment of 12 hours per week from participants.

NBB’s support of TechStride underscores its unwavering dedication to advancing Bahrain’s innovation ecosystem by nurturing the talent of its youth. For details on enrolment in the programme and further information please visit www.fablab.bh.

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