Connecting the Community | Manama
When confronted with a challenge, some people just hope for a solution while others take the initiative to create the solution. Rana is someone who created a solution.
Rana saw how many great local events were happening around Bahrain and felt that there was a lack of promotion for everything that was going on. There was simply no central source for information on the great things happening in Bahrain every day.
Rana met this challenge with her blog, Bahrainivents. Along with her colleague who is behind the sisterblog Bahrainipreneur, they diligently compile a Google calendar with all of the happenings in Bahrain, updates it daily and circulate the list for all subscribers to access.
“We do it out of love and passion,” Rana said.
Rana finds motivation to support this initiative because of her passion for Bahrain. She is originally from Egypt, and moved to Bahrain in 1998, where she immediately felt at home.
“Home is Bahrain for me, people are so kind. I never felt like a stranger, even when I just moved here,” she said. “This is a unique and open society. People are open-minded and they respect you.”
Now, through Bahrainivents, Rana has found a way to give back to the community she is so thankful to be a part of.
“I love Bahrain so much, it is easy to want to be a part of this,” she said. “Moving here was the best thing that ever happened to me.”