Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Al Hassan Bin Talal, President and Sponsor of the Arab Thought Forum, the Vice President of Bahrain Women Association – For Human Development Dr. Wajeeh Al Baharna participated in the 7th Arab Youth Conference under the theme “Education, Creativity and Investment: Towards a Unified Arab Vision”, during the period 11-12 April 2017, in Amman – Jordan.
The conference discussed a number of topics related to education, investment, creativity, youth, participation, and the notion of entrepreneurship.
“As per Human Development Report for 2016, the Arab countries are still largely out of competition in terms of the quality of educational process and the quality of its outputs”, Al Baharna said at the conference, noting that three institutions have the largest share in determining the fate of the educational system in Arab countries: the family, educational institutions (from kindergarten to university), and the state.
Al Baharna stressed that the development of curricula and educational methods in our Arab countries should be set as top priority, and that the development of education and creativity requires an advanced educational system, establishment of specialized research centers, a social environment encouraging and supporting talents, in addition to a political will believes that real investment is in the “Human”, who is the “Real Capital”.
She concluded that the primary goal of education must be to develop individuals who are better in terms of humanity and psychologically, not just technically competent individuals, and that there is a big difference between what is required by professional formation and what is needed for a formation whose aim is “Human Excellence“.