Recently, members of BMMI’s Corporate Communications & CSR team paid a visit to the Aisha Yateem Counselling Centre located in Bahrain’s Hamad Town area.
The Centre is affiliated with the Bahrain Young Ladies Association, and the team’s visit aimed to provide a clearer understanding of the important work the Centre is involved in. Furthermore, the team also wanted to identify innovative opportunities for BMMI and its subsidiaries to support the Centre’s efforts and initiatives, in order to continue contributing to the well-being of our community.
BMMI’s Corporate Communications & CSR, AVP, Yasmin Hussain and Corporate Communications & CSR Executive, Reem Al Tajer, were welcomed by the Chairwoman of the Board of the Bahrain Young Ladies Association, Dr Mona Abbas, as well as some of the members of the volunteer committee who are responsible for organising various fundraising activities such as charity bazaars and luncheons.
Officially opened in 2007, the Centre’s mission is to “provide a safe and stable environment for women and families through the provision of expert family, psychological and legal services”. It strives to protect families from problems and exploitation that they may encounter in the domestic and societal environment.
The Aisha Yateem Family Counselling Centre works towards their mission by offering social, psychological and legal family counselling in the strictest of confidence. The Centre’s team consists of fully trained and highly qualified social workers, counsellors, psychologists and trainers who provide support on a range of issues, including basic individual rights of family members, as well as providing aid to those suffering from abuse, whether physical or psychological.
To date, the Centre has helped over 750 families or cases to resolve their problems and has protected numerous individuals that have been subject to violations within their own homes. The Centre also holds regular workshops that help empower women and equip them with the necessary tools to take their lives forward.
The Aisha Yateem Counselling Centre plays an important role in protecting vulnerable individuals in the community, by educating and empowering them, said Yasmin Hussain. “At BMMI, we always strive to give back to the communities in which we operate. We believe that the Centre’s work is very important in supporting pressing issues and empowering people through education. We look forward to identifying opportunities to support and together help make a greater impact,” added Yasmin.