BAS signs MOU with Bahrain Down Syndrome Society Mohamed Khalil: Employing Staff with Special Needs and Boosting Community Integration

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) and the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at recruiting a group of special needs Bahraini youth candidates in the company. This comes as part of the company’s continued efforts in training Bahrainis through bespoke programs that aim to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between the two parties with regard to the effective implementation of the policy of comprehensive integration and the formation of a joint team to upgrade the services provided to the people with Down Syndrome within the best and highest International standards.

“BAS is constantly seeking to provide quality training to various segments of society, including the down syndrome community in all potential fields based as an extension of its ongoing corporate social responsibility towards the Kingdom and its citizens,” said Mohammed Khalil, Chief Executive Officer of BAS. He furthermore added “Our long history and experience in the development of human capital through BAS’s comprehensive training programs lends itself to undertaking such initiatives which aim to effectively implement the policy of comprehensive integration of all locals in accordance with the best and highest local and International standards.

For his part, Mr. Ahmed Al Ali, Down Syndrome Care Centre Director, stressed the interest that the company and the association attaches to the field of engaging people with Down Syndrome and the importance of community integration. He added that the coordination will include some basic awareness sessions on job requirements and other important training on the community integration and the mechanism, this will also include training the supervisors and providing them with the necessary skills and latest training programs about job requirements in order to ensure that the candidates are ready to perform their duties in the company to the fullest extent.


The signing of this memorandum is a belief in the right of the Down Syndrome community’s members in pursuing equal employment opportunities to achieve integration in the wider community’s contribution to the national economy.