This post was originally a long tweet but I saw that it was too long and decided to post it here:
My wife – a volunteer teacher, was not allowed to hand in her CV because by law an ad must be published in the papers from the Civil Service Bureau. She has not been hired in any shape or form, contrary to rumours flying around.
She volunteers in a school in Isa Town with a few other young women from both sects and from different nationalities (Iraqi, Jordanian and Egyptian) who are NOT naturalized yet have been hurled abuse by Teacher Society members.
I have always been against their recent strike because children’s education is sacred and should never be affected by any sort of turmoil in the country.
I do understand that the society did this to support peaceful protesting and our fallen martyrs but it was a very poor decision and has now led to terrible tension in schools across the country.
As they (the teachers’ society) went on strike to help the cause for a better Bahrain, the volunteers stepped up and filled in to help secure our children’s education who are the people we’re working for to give them a better Bahrain.
It’s very saddening to see Bahrainis especially those who are educated and responsible for educating our youth for a better Bahrain, become so aggressive towards fellow Bahrainis and labeling Arabs as Mojanaseen forgetting the fact that 52% of Bahrain’s population are foreigners INCLUDING Arabs. Such hateful behaviours shouldn’t be the traits of educators let alone decent human beings.
The members of the Teachers’ Society should really reconsider their structure and weed out the extremely sectarian elements in leadership positions who are basically doing their bidding through SMS and emails.
I’d imagine that most members will reply “but the ministry is also sectarian!”, my answer to you is you don’t beat a sectarian system by being sectarian