Posted on September 14, 2016

The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, concluded its two-week entrepreneurship camp for children aged 8 to 14 years recently. 

Titled 'Entrepreneurship Summer Camp', the camp was organised in collaboration with the children's library 'Maktaba' and held on its premises. The camp was divided into two weeks with the first week dedicated to boys and the second to girls. After the great success of the first entrepreneurship camp which was held in spring, the young participants at the summer camp were engaged in several activities and courses, which were simplified to suit their age. 

The participants also visited the Qatar Scientific Club where they experienced different projects including robotics, solar energy, 3D printing, laser cutting, gardening, programming and mechanics. On this occasion, Reem al Sowaidi, general manager of Bedaya Center, said:"One of Bedaya's pillars is to work on building the entrepreneurial and creative mindset of children. This will guarantee their development with age to transform to intellectual ideas. Through the summer camp, we sought to provide and offer different workshops for the participants to help them think creatively and build things from the scratch. They also learned how to market their products and understand the pricing methods."

She added:"The camp's primary objectives was to instil the value of self-employment into children, develop their communication skills, help them overcome their fears, provide them with capabilities that will help them deal with the market and the commodity needs, as well as the best ways to market their products." Sarah Champa, founder of Maktaba, said:"We are honoured today to repeat our successful experience with Bedaya Center by supporting this camp. This coincides with our mission at Maktaba to focus on inspiring children and their families to love reading and learning. Through this camp, we acquainted the kids with the most basic rules and principles that will benefit them in the future."

source: Qatar Tribune

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