Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 10 April 2017: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has joined forces, on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, with the Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioral and Communication Difficulties (Alia for Early Intervention) and the Bahrain Autistics Society – providing them with complimentary airline tickets for use in support of their various annual calendar of activities that are geared towards raising awareness of the disorder, its prevalence and ways to manage it.
Gulf Air Manager Communications & Sponsorships Mr. Talal Al Mahmood met with Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioral and Communication Difficulties Board Members Mr. Fathi Matar and Ms. Fatima Arrar and Bahrain Autistics Society Head of Public Relations Ms. Ahlam Juma and Head of Media Committee Mr. Zakareya Hashim – presenting them all with complimentary airline tickets at Gulf Air’s headquarters in Muharraq earlier this month.
World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase global awareness about people, especially children, with autism. It is an internationally recognised day - on the 2nd of April every year as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
As the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and an integral national infrastructure asset Gulf Air prides itself on having a special connection with the Bahraini community, and is involved in various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with a number of local organizations – reinforcing its commitment to being a responsible global citizen and reaching out to those in need.