The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, resumed its activities in July with the ‘Bedaya Summer Camp 2022’ for students between 14 and 18 years old.
The summer camp helped enhance awareness about entrepreneurship for the 25 participating students by providing them with the opportunity to gain practical information in order to reach inspiring entrepreneurial ideas and benefit from interactive workshops to realise those ideas in the future.
During the camp, the students met with a distinguished group of Bedaya Centre partners and entrepreneurs with experience in various sectors to get a closer insight into the mechanism of the business progress and the practical steps they must take to move forward with their ideas to turn them into tangible projects.
The summer camp witnessed the induction of a series of interactive activities, such as the ‘Creative Thinking Workshop’, ‘Five Basic Introductions to Marketing Workshop’, ‘Business Model Workshop’, and ‘Pottery-Making Workshop’ held in conjunction with MUD.
In addition, the students had the opportunity to visit the perfume factory, ‘Colosseum’ factory for pizza and pasta, and ‘Papercut’ factory. The participants also gained immensely from the interactive activities conducted, in cooperation with the Qatar Scientific Club.
Hamad al-Qahtani, general manager of Bedaya Centre, said: “We are pleased to see a great turnout for the Bedaya Summer Camp, which aims to educate students and raise awareness about entrepreneurship by developing their skills and benefiting from their summer vacation and urging them to learn new facts that would enrich their abilities and broaden their horizons to start planning their future projects.
“During this year’s version of the summer camp, we provided an opportunity for all participants to benefit from the foundations of entrepreneurship through several interactive and educational workshops, which explained to them the most important theoretical and practical concepts and how to apply work skills in a real working environment and build a clear perception about values, rules, and standards pursued by institutions and companies through job shadowing experience. The activities conducted during the summer camp were a real and tangible opportunity for the students to get acquainted closely with various sectors and activities.”