On November 18 and 19, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Manama, in cooperation with Isa Cultural Center, hosted the first Tech Camp in the GCC region. Program implementer, the Challegenger Team, organized two days of activities for 60 participants that were eager to develop a tech project to help their community. Tech Camp featured international, regional, and local experts, who shared their knowledge and skills. On the first day, participants engaged in “Speed-Geeking” session, which helped the participants to find out more about the trainers’ areas of expertise. During informal, hands-on sessions, participants talked about the challenges they face in their respective fields and how those challenges affect the community. By the end of the first day, the participants developed challenge statements. On the second day, the experts and participants discussed each challenge statement and began finding suitable and realistic solutions. In the end, each group presenting their solution to tackle the challenge. The Tech Camp ended with a few words of thanks and encouragement from Mr. Thomas Tanner, Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Manama and Mr. Ahmed Aldesoogi, Head of public relations at Isa Cultural Center followed by a presentation of certificates to Tech Camp participants.
Gender Ratio 60% Men – 40% Women.
Press : Daily Tribune, Nov. 21, 2016.