Demonstrating its commitment to the future of Qatar and affirming the success of its Youth Service Club programme, a further 90 Qatari youth have complete the Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Leadership Training course, in partnership with Msheireb Properties.
The 4-day Leadership Training event for 14-to-24-year-olds provided new and existing ROTA Youth Service Club (RYSC) members with an intensive programme designed to develop leadership skills, teamwork, project management and advocacy skills. As a continuous effort to link our programs in supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030, a guest speaker from the General Secretariat Development Planning was invited to give an overview of the national strategy to the participants. The aim is to encourage the participants to run community projects which will contribute to the QNV 2030.
Ragab Al Metwaa student at Qatar Leadership Academy and one of the training participants commented: “Before coming here, I had little information about helping my community; but after taking part in ROTA Youth Service Club Leadership Training, I feel empowered and have a vision to bring together more ideas and activities to be an active citizen and help in building better community. In particular, after visiting the Msheireb Enrichment Centre where I learnt so much about Qatar’s soaring ambitions, I am inspired to play my part in our country’s glorious future.”
“ROTA Leadership Training is a diverse and multi-faceted programme that prepares our youth for the future by enhancing their leadership skills through a progressive training agenda which allow participants to put the knowledge into practice. It was a privilege for me to have the participants to do a beach cleanup in my city on the last day of the training. Interacting with these youth assured me that they are they will be great leaders!” Commented Municipality Member of the North City, Saad Aly Al Naemi.
“By focusing strongly on the three themes of Service Learning, Leadership and Global Citizenship, ROTA Youth Service Clubs, Leadership Training is empowering the next generation of Qatari youth leaders with the skills that will enable them to make a difference in our communities and participate fully in the nation building process.”
Now they possess the necessary leadership skills to run their own RYSC activities effectively, the Leadership Training participants are set to establish their own Clubs through the assistance of the already existing ones.
“At Msheireb Properties, we invest in community programmes that reflect who we are as a leading sustainable real estate developer,” said Jawaher Al Khuzaei, Communications Manager of Msheireb Properties. “We consider local youth important stakeholders in our community, who will eventually shape the decisions of the future affecting the sustainable development of our country. Our partnership with ROTA Youth Leadership Programme was a fruitful exercise which helped develop the skills of the young participants to help them become proactive individuals in the society.”
Msheireb Properties has been a key part of initiatives devised for students which actively engage them in community development and continuously develop their skills. In this effort, it has achieved considerable success with its own programmes such as Green Programme for Schools and the Future Affiliate Club, which has members from high school, college, and university students.
“RYSC Leadership Training is a difference maker, a creator of opportunities for youthand leaders for communities. Today , RYSC members have experienced an empowering and enriching 4 days training that developed their skills, knowledge and abilities to go forward and change their communities for the betterthrough ROTA Youth Service Club membership,” says ROTA Community Development manager Abdulla Al Bakri.
ROTA Youth Service Club The Political Society are influencing Qatari children’s behavior to reflect the traditional values of respect for adults and cultural values, while The Changers are taking on the challenge of developing the human potential of 24 ambitious students as they discover their talents, their future path and themselves.
H.O.P.E. are making Education City students aware of environmental issues, Fast and Last are increasing awareness about driving and road safety in Qatar, Al Khor-based club Tout Le Monde are promoting environment-friendly living, Film for Change Youth Club’s initiative is to teach RYSC members to create high quality, cutting-edge social awareness videos and Youth Without Borders are raising awareness about the poor recreational and sports facilities in Gaza and the West Bank.
Maha Al Shebani student at Rabeaa Al Adwiya Independent School said: “It was empowering, and enriching for me. With the skills set I learnt during ROTA Leadership Training, I am confident my new knowledge will help me make a difference in my community. At the same time, it was an enriching experience personally because the training allowed me to interact with fellow ROTA Youth Service Club leaders.”
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