Riffa Views: The Eden Challenge Story

Riffa Views have always tried to extend and expand their relationships with the community of Bahrain and have chosen sport, youth and education as their way of achieving that vision. Riffa Views felt that through the association with the Bahrain International Garden Show we could reach out and offer more to the community. They therefore proposed to create a challenge through the schools of Bahrain that would increase the awareness of the children to the natural environment and not only demonstrate how important it is to all of us, but how much fun environmental projects can be.

Riffa Views enlisted the full support of the Office of Her Highness Shaikha Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King, Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, along with the organizing committee of the Bahrain International Garden Show and the Ministry of Education. And so, the Eden Challenge was born.

The Eden Challenge aim is to inspire, educate and encourage children to develop an understanding of their environment.

Throughout the Challenge, the students had to demonstrate creativity, imagination and an awareness of environmental issues

The Eden Challenge has developed far beyond what Riffa Views envisaged when developing the idea. The number of schools participating and the efforts shown by the quality of the entries demonstrates the next generations’ enthusiasm and dedication to the environment. It also confirms that committed investment by corporate bodies in children provides sustainable, tangible results and assists in protecting their future.

“The Challenge lives on, and a reminder of the time, effort and dedication and fun of this experience remains with each school to let those generations that follow realize that their environment is better because of the understanding and awareness of the school children before them” said Richard Browning, Riffa Views CEO.