We love Bahrain, but there’s no denying the fact that there are nowhere near enough public parks for everyone to enjoy.
These spaces are invaluable for building a sense of community, and without them, the streets are just nowhere near as pretty as they could be.
Now a new project from the Bahrain Trust Foundation is hoping to transform the streets of the Kingdom into spaces where children can play and learn, and where young and old can socialise and connect.
The campaign, dubbed “Bringing Life to the Alley”, has so far seen one alleyway in East Riffa completely transformed into a sea of colour.
The street, once plain and underutilised, now has its own library and a number of interactive educational games for everyone to enjoy.
On top of this, the new design, which features plenty of plants and greenery, offers up a friendly environment for birds and other species.
Dr Fatima Albalooshi, the chairman of Bahrain Trust Foundation, said: “We look forward to bring life back to our Alleys and encourage the people to come out and revive their neighbourhoods and make them a social gathering place again, for all age groups.”
Project organisers hope that they will be able to bring the street transformation – which cost just BHD5,000 – to all of the villages and governorates in the Kingdom in the future.