Posted on July 14, 2019

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, successfully concluded the inaugural episode of the 2019 edition of its annual Summer Camp. The camp took place from 30 June till 11 July 2019, witnessed participation of a large number of students in age group of 16 to 24 years old. Meanwhile, preparations are also underway for participants for the second episode of the 2019 edition of the summer camp, scheduled to be held from 14 July to 25 July 2019.

The Summer Camp included visits to successful projects owned by local entrepreneurs where students had the opportunity to work temporally and explore avenues for job shadowing. Furthermore, a series of workshops were also held to highlight the attributes behind successful projects such as ideation, value proposition, marketing strategy, business model, development strategy, financial management and funding requirements. These workshops offered participants the platform to learn the various aspects needed to kick off their future projects and ensure their continuity.

Similarly, participants were given the opportunity to engage face to face with a group of entrepreneurs who excelled in their own projects or brands. Moreover, they had the chance to contribute in many activities, events and leisure trips that enriched their experience during the camp period. During the Summer Camp, the participants also competed among each other to present ideas for different projects. These projects will be displayed in the final exhibition which will be held after the completion of the second episode of the 2019 edition of the Bedaya summer camp.  

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On this occasion, Reem Al-Sowaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said,” The Bedaya Summer Camp has become  a yearly event eagerly awaited by many students to get to know closely about job shadowing, working environment, take advantage of their leisure time during the summer holidays, and spend special times. Moreover, the Summer Camp aims to help participants have a better understanding about entrepreneurship, its importance, how to analyze data reflecting the market needs of different types of products and solutions.”

“During the camp, we managed to instill the spirit of leadership in our youth, who are the foundation of the future by helping them develop their knowledge, skills and experience through a number of educational workshops. The camp provided participants the opportunity to learn about theoretical concepts and 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 working environment. We also extend our thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all the institutions, companies and individuals who supported, sponsored and contributed to the success of the Bedaya summer camp” she added.