Following in the footsteps of Bahrain’s help for Nepal, the British School of Bahrain (BSB) is proud to announce that ten students from Years 9 and 10 won first place in the regional British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) Race4Good competition. The BSB students were pitched against much older pupils from prestigious schools across the Middle East. All entrants were challenged to find a sustainable business opportunity and develop a business plan for two brothers (aged 13 and 20) living in Bung, a small village in Nepal. The proposed solution had to be sustainable and have the potential to involve additional families in the future and turn into a cooperative. All of this had to be achieved on a budget of 350GBP.
“We are all incredibly proud to be representing BSB. Race4Good has taught us so much about empathy and providing essential resources to those who are less fortunate, with a limited budget. The past few weeks have been overwhelmingly eye opening, but I’m sure I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say that we enjoyed every moment of it!” expressed winning BSB student Alma.
Executive Headmaster, John Maguire, stated: “We were all already very proud of this team of students. They showed empathy, imagination and innovation to produce something that was achievable and sustainable. At every stage of the competition they embodied the best of BSB’s values and ethos. We are now all looking forward to celebrating this achievement and seeing the fruits of their labours benefit others less fortunate than themselves.
The Race4Good Schools League is a student leadership programme that allows students from all over the world to unite and take part in multiple innovative contests. Teams of students and international business leaders were formed to compete and develop suitable uplift plans that change lives forever. BSB is very proud of their students for making a change in the lives of the Arjun Rai Family in Nepal. The students competed against other teams from other BSME schools in the Middle East and were announced the winners of this year’s competition. We are looking forward to seeing our students plan implemented in Bung and making a change in the lives of the family in Nepal.
Competition organiser Linda Cruise commented: “British School of Bahrain students have impressed us all with their determination & innovation. They immersed themselves in a culture and community thousands of miles away. By wearing the shoes of the vulnerable people who live in Bung, the students came up with an innovative new business idea that will enable the village to thrive”.
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