Posted on April 23, 2016

The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, concluded its week-long entrepreneurship camp organized for children aged 10 to 14 years. Titled “Entrepreneurship Spring Camp”, the camp was organised in collaboration with the children’s library ‘MAKTABA’ and held within its premises.

On the first day of the camp, the young participants were engaged in several activities and courses, which were simplified to suit their age. These courses offered an overview of entrepreneurship, team building aspects and project ideas that could be implemented. The second day comprised learning effective marketing concepts like promoting merchandise in different marketing scenarios and the techniques of presenting projects. The third day started with brand building exercises like design aspects and the best ways to use social networking for supporting the brand. They also learnt the principles of finance and pricing.

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On the fourth day each group learned how to take photos of their products and create short promotional films. They also participated in sporting activities in a session run by Evolve entitled “Healthy body Healthy Mind”. Evolve specializes in different sport and physical training activities and their session focused on creating a creative mind through sport and physical activity. On the last day they designed a booth and sold their products to visitors who welcomed the idea and were impressed by the positive results.

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On this occasion, Reem Al-Sowaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said: “The main objective of the “Entrepreneurship Spring Camp” is to teach basic skills to young campers and instill in them the value of self-employment. Besides teaching them the skills to communicate in public and breaking the fear barrier, we take responsibility through a set of integrated methods. This provides them with the skills to deal with the needs of the market & commodities and learn the best ways to market and promote their products, which will help them attract customers.”

Added Sarah Champa, Founder of Maktaba: “We are honoured today to have Bedaya Center as a new partner who supports our mission. And though we focus on inspiring kids and their families to love reading & learning, we also seek to encourage them to learn new things. So, through this spring camp, we acquainted the kids with the most basic rules and principles that will benefit them in the future.”