Posted on September 03, 2016

The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, concluded its two- weeks' entrepreneurship camp organized for children aged 8 to 14 years. Titled “Entrepreneurship Summer Camp”, the camp was organised in collaboration with the children’s library ‘MAKTABA’ and held within its premises.

The camp was divided into two weeks where the first week which started on the 31st of July and ended on the 4th of August were held for the boys, while the second week dedicated to the girls started on the 7th of August and ended on the 11 of August. After the great success generated from 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 were 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 capitalize and work hard 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 scratch. They also learned how to market their products, and understand the pricing methods”.

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“One of the camp’s primary objectives was to provide the participants with the basic skills, to instill self-employment value they have, the development of communication skills with the public and audience, breaking the fear barriers, take responsibility through a range of integrated solutions, providing 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 and the optimizing methods that will help them to attract audiences for their businesses and products," she concluded.

From her side, Sarah Champa, Founder of Maktaba said: "We are honoured today to repeat our successful experience with Bedaya Center by supporting this camp. This also coincides with the objectives of our mission at Maktaba by focusing 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.”