Posted on August 08, 2018

The “Summer Entrepreneurship Camp” organized by Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), the joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, which was organized at Katara Art Culture (Previously Katara Art Center), witnessed a great turnout from student from diverse age groups ranging between 16 to 24 years old.

During the camp, several specialized workshops were conducted, which were aimed at enhancing the knowledge of all participants. These workshops were specially hosted to offer students with practical insights and guidelines which are required to start their projects or sustain and evolve their existing ones. They also had the opportunity to experience entrepreneurial skills with local entrepreneurs. The camp also included many recreational and educational activities spanning over two weeks, in addition to providing job shadowing opportunities in diverse sectors for students, which provided them a chance to get acquainted and familiar with the operations and gave them first-hand experience to identify the challenges & opportunities associated with each project.

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In addition to increasing awareness among the youth about entrepreneurship, the camp also included visits to local entrepreneurs’ projects and allowing each group of students to work on one of the projects to live the experience of an entrepreneur. The participants in the camp also competed by presenting ideas for different projects where the winning project will be presented with the opportunity to display their project at the “Made at Home” exhibition to be held in October 2018. On this occasion, Reem Al-Suwaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said: “We are always keen to instill the spirit of leadership in our youths who are the backbone of our nation’s future. Through the ‘Summer Entrepreneurship Camp’, we have been able to combine the benefits of the summer vacation and spending great & useful times during which participants were able to learn about a successful project that helped them develop their knowledge, skills and experience.”

“Through the educational workshops, students were given the opportunity to learn theoretical concepts and to apply work skills in a realistic way, and to develop a clear understanding of the values, rules and standards adopted by institutions and companies through the job shadowing, which is considered a real and tangible opportunity to get to know closely all working areas and varieties. Moreover, we insured to have on the camp’s schedules some recreational and leisure time to provide the students with fun moments during their participation,” she added.