The first National Robot Olympiad (NRO) was introduced in Bahrain by AMA International School - Bahrain on October 19 & 20, 2011. With the objectives of broadening the youth’s view in the application of science & technology; improving their learning efficiency and critical thinking skills; and encouraging them to be future scientists, mathematicians, engineers and inventors, the Olympiad was participated by schools from both the government and private sector in the Kingdom.
Under the patronage of H.H. Sh. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of the Royal Equestrian and Endurance in Bahrain, the NRO – Bahrain, which was renamed World Robot Olympiad (WRO) - Bahrain has been held annually for three years now.
With the positive response and good number of participating schools every year the event is held, Mr. Christoper Satulan, the National Organizer of WRO – Bahrain, made a proposal to Dr. Abdulla Al Mottawa, Undersecretary for Education Affairs and Curricula, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Bahrain that the event will be officially part of the calendar of activities of the schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
On April 15, 2014, through a unanimous decision by the board under the leadership of Dr. Abdulla Al Mottawa, WRO – Bahrain was approved to be officially part of the annual school activities in the Kingdom. By SY 2014 – 2015 onwards, the event will be held every 21st of May. This year, WRO – Bahrain is set to be held on May 20 & 21, 2014 at the Centre Galleria in Bahrain City Center.
AMA International School – Bahrain is now accepting early team registration for WRO Bahrain 2015. For further enquiries, please call the school’s official number 17598444.
Dr. Abdulla Al Mottawa, Undersecretary for Education Affairs and Curricula, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Bahrain hands over the letter of approval to Mr. Christoper Satulan, WRO-Bahrain organizer as witnessed by Ms. Marietta S. Sicat, School Director, AMA International School-Bahrain, Ms. Carina Gaviola, HR Officer and Ms. Mary Grace Barao, AMAISB’s Robotics Trainer.