Thinkinc Foundation’s seven board members share the responsibility of ensuring the Foundation does what it was set up to do: provide financial support for families afflicted with autism and other developmental delays who seek to improve their child’s life outcome with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), but do not have the financial means for this intensive and costly therapy.
The board’s principle responsibilities:
- Ensure the Foundation’s direction reflects its strategy and mission,
- Oversee compliance with the rules of the UK Charity Commission, and
- Review applications for financing.
Some board members also have executive roles, ensuring the smooth running of the Foundation. Administrative responsibilities are provided by Think.
The Board of Trustees
Reem is based in London and sits on the board of the Fragile X Society in the UK. She also serves on the Society’s Fundraising Sub-Committee and the Communications & Marketing Sub-Committee.
Reem is an active fundraiser for the cause and in 2008, along with her husband and 12 friends, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Fragile X. This very successful effort led to the creation of the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X and Related Disabilities in late 2010.
Fatima is a member of the Bahrain Bar Society and has a member status at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. She is also an active member of Tomouh in Bahrain.
In addition to ThinkInc Foundation, Fatima is currently a member of the board of directors of Al Raja School, a non-profit school set up by the Church in Bahrain back in 1899.
Fatima is a strong believer in empowering women to empower communities and stir positive change; as a result she recently worked with a group of friends on a youth initiative focusing on women empowerment in the GCC through the medium of film entitled #WeCanDoIt (www.weoritu.org).
Fatima continues to be active with community, social and charity work in Bahrain and elsewhere. Her main interest and passion lies in education.