Sharjah Youth, an affiliate of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, in collaboration with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), has organised a 5-day programme on entrepreneurship for youth, as part of its ‘Let’s Summer’ camp.
The training, which concludes this Thursday, is designed to nurture the creative ideas of Sharjah Youth members and teach them how to transform viable ideas into successful projects.
Conducted by Faris Abu Baker, Outreach Coordinator at Sheraa, the workshop’s goal is to nurture and share the participants’ ideas with relevant entities to transform them into projects and products that can compete in the marketplace.
The workshop taught participants the basic skills required to launch a project. They also learned how to research unique ideas and take them to the next level, based on the principle that successful entrepreneurial projects result from a thorough understanding of the industry, knowledge exchange and extensive market and social research.
During the training, members were introduced to successful projects that stemmed from creative ideas, the challenges they faced and how they were overcome.
Mariam Al Salman, Manager of the Corporate Communications Department at Sharjah Youth, said: “The cooperation between Sharjah Youth and Sheraa comes as part of our mutual vision to nurture and advance the skillsets of youth and provide them a platform to share their ideas and transform them into viable projects.”
She added: “The workshop emphasises the importance of creativity, brainstorming and collaboration in converting ideas into projects. This will help the young participants develop entrepreneurial skills, which is in line with Sharjah’s goal to nurture children and youth in all fields.”
Mohammed Saeed Al Mazrouei, a participant, said the programme provided him with the necessary tools and first steps to transform his ideas into successful projects.
Fellow participant Obaid Adel shared the same view. He joined the programme to gain knowledge and expertise related to his future academic pursuit in marketing and sales.
Khalifah Jamal said the knowledge he gained from the workshop would be of immense value as he was in the process of developing a smart parking app with his friends at Sharjah Youth.