"Let us remove physical and cultural barriers, build resilient societies and create opportunities that truly leave no one behind."
António Guterres
UN Secretary-General

CSR Heroes

In our work, we use the word Hero in the classic sense derived from Ancient Greek meaning to; Protect and Serve the Community’ we live in.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has played a pioneering role in all aspects of civil society and under the leadership of HM King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Prime HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman and the Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defence Force HRH Prince Salman bin Hamed AlKhalifa the country continues to drive into the future with great confidence and legislative support.

Introduction

Unlike the beginning of many countries in the West, education of children with different abilities in Bahrain began as normal schooling of all children in regular schools; but later on; coinciding with other countries it was transformed into separate schools.

“Non- Muslims greatly appreciated the pioneering role of Islam in Education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities (Farrell, 1956; Kirtley, 1975; Ross, 1951).

It is clear, the religion with such benevolence and compassion must have, surely instilled in the hearts of believers the highest principles, the greatest ideals, and the noblest values. These virtues guarantee its members with disabilities; not only success in their school career along with their ordinary peers, but also in their public life as well.”

Islam has ensured, for persons with different abilities, a conducive environment that enables everyone to achieve their highest aspirations. In Islam, persons are first and foremost, human beings and then persons of different abilities. They have every right to enjoy, and have duties to perform as any responsible In addition to emphasizing the importance of congregational prayers in Islam, the Prophet (P.B.U.H) has created an exemplary forum for dealing with persons with disabilities. Praying five times a day in a mosque, guarantees meeting friends and well-wishers. An ideal social milieu for interaction five times a day.

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a “Movement aimed at encouraging companies to be more aware of the impact of their business on the rest of society, including their own stakeholders and the environment. CSR can be part of a corporation’s strategy i.e. an approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social, and environmental benefits all stakeholders – and not see it as an ‘add on’ activity. The way it is interpreted and implemented differs greatly for each company.

Whatever the definition is, the purpose of CSR is to drive change towards sustainability for the community at large. It is the responsibility of every business to balance profit-making activities with impactful activities that benefit society to have a positive relationship with the society in which they operate.

Our purpose at CSR Heroes is to work with each organisation in the public and private sector to encourage optimisation of CSR budgets to have a genuine positive impact on society through; alignment of thinking, integration of activities and engagement of all key stakeholders. Many of the heroes in society are often ignored or overlooked due to their disabilities or differences from what is considered the “norm”.

Our main photographer for our events is a special and talented young man called Yousif Hayat. Under our wing, he is treated as any other team member and deliverables are expected in a timely manner.

For each project due to the vast area to be covered, a professional production company is hired where Yousif is absorbed as part of the onsite team with specific tasks from the film director to upgrade his quality of work. We are proud that Yousif has since been recognised for his achievements by the UNIC and MoSD in Bahrain.

Brigadier Abdulla Zayed presents a Ministry of Interior Shield to the BHR4All Team

Our main photographer for our events is a special and talented young man called Yousif Hayat. Under our wing, he is treated as any other team member and deliverables are expected in a timely manner. For each project due to the vast area to be covered, a professional production company is hired where Yousif is absorbed as part of the onsite team with specific tasks from the film director to upgrade his quality of work. We are proud that Yousif has since been recognised for his achievements by the UNIC and MoSD in Bahrain.

We recently recruited a motivational speaker Ali Mohammed Yousef a 25 year man who has cerebral palsy. Ali will undergo some additional training to deliver speeches, as he is bilingual and confident enough to speak openly and honestly in front of an audience.

Throughout the year we visit the special centres and organise events where children can form meaningful friendships, learn respect, better appreciation and understand individual differences, to prepare them for adult life in a diverse society.

Our greater ambition is to take our CSR Heroes movement across the wider GCC.

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Our vision is to ensure that no-one person is left behind.

We are based in the Kingdom of Bahrain where we have the freedom to live by our values of:

Equality

Driving change

 Acceptance

Survival 

Integration

Biography: Nivedita Dhadphale

Having lived in Bahrain since 1989 I have made it my home. During my time, I have established a strong network through my personal work (in both the public and private sectors) and specialist community groups. I constantly endeavour to contribute and support Bahrain at all levels whether professional, entrepreneurial or government, all of whom I have had the privilege to serve.  ‘Bahrain for All’ was set-up to help celebrate the diversity in Bahrain under one flag. Passion and support from the community drives my small team and I, to make a difference in my home without leaving anyone behind.

CSR team

Contact Details

Nivedita Dhadphale
Po Box 54311, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

M: +973 36335000
E: nd@consultnivs.com