The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Centre), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, has successfully concluded the second edition of its winter camp, ‘Winterna’.
Held at Katara – the Cultural Village, the 12-day exercise provided high school and university students the opportunity to learn about leadership skills, job shadowing, creative thinking, project development, team work, and methods of effective communication.
The participants attended several workshops, educative session, and visits to several institutions to hone up their skills. Bedaya Centre career development adviser Ola Abdin and her team held several workshops that highlighted important topics that would support the professional development of the participants in the future.
The workshops were on topics such as ‘Know Yourself’, ‘Business Model’, ‘Time Management’, ‘How to Act’, ‘Creativity’, ‘Idea Development’, ‘How to Pitch and Marketing’, ‘Leadership’, and ‘Customer Service Workshop’.
The Winterna camp also provided attendees the opportunity of job shadowing and field visits to several public institutions to get comprehensive knowledge about different specialisations. The Winterna participants visited Al Jazeera Channel, Qatari Diar, 2022, Tarsheed (the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency), and Qatar Scientific Club.
The participants also visited businesses working in the private sector, where they were offered to work in groups for two consecutive days. The visit highlighted the importance of team work and to explore new line of businesses. The visits included Flat White Café, The Breakfast Club, Papercuts, Albina, Evergreen Organics, and L’eto café.
Winterna camp attendees also engaged in entertainment activities at the Adventure Room, The Chemist Cafe, Urban Visit Game, kayaking, astronomy trip, and a treasure hunt.
Bedaya Centre general manager Reem al-Sowaidi said: “Winterna camp allowed high school and university students to take advantage of the midterm-break between the two semesters.”
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