Doha – NAMA Center participated in the activities of the Qatari Youth Forum in its second edition, where it organised several activities that followed three main orientations. At the NAMA Pavillion, the services provided to youth were presented, along with the outcome of social entrepreneurs’ development project. The outputs of the project were developed by social entrepreneurs.
In parallel, the Center’s team, in cooperation with Qatar University’s Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), supervised management of several workshops to identify the visions of young people and to discuss challenges and obstacles coming in way of their progress and participation in community development, as well as their views on ways to develop youth work. Through the forum, NAMA Center also sought engagement with youth, as it considers engaging with them and reaching out to them is one of the most important mechanisms to achieve the Center’s strategic directions for 2017-2020.
The Center has set up its pavilion to be an interactive platform managed by ‘Sama Nama’ youth themselves, to motivate young people to participate in community service, discuss various participations of Sama Nama’s youth, present their community projects and encourage them through dialogue to engage in capacity building projects at the Center. The main topics of discussion were social entrepreneurship, how to engage in projects that serve the community and different types of community service projects, in addition to providing enough space for young people to present their ideas, express their views and their aspirations, or share their creations and innovations, to highlight the role of youth in contributing to development of the community, towards realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
On the other hand, the Entrepreneurship Department participated in various events of Qatari Youth Forum with a number of projects incubated by NAMA Center. Participants in the ‘influencers’ segment included Al Jazi Al Manaa, Latifa Al Bouainin, Roqaya Issa Al Sada and Fatima Ibrahim Al Ansari. Meanwhile, Salem Khamis Saif Al Alawi, Hind Abdulmalik and Ghanem Al Kuwari participated in the ‘Wings’ segment. As for the ‘Restaurant’ activity, the participants were Mubarak Mohammed Al Khulaifi, Khuloud Rashid Jassem Rashid Al Rumaihi and Aisha Mubarak Marzouq Al-Abdullah.
On the occasion, Maryam Bint Abdullatif Al Mannai, Acting Executive Manager of NAMA Center, said: “Our participation is a reflection of our strategy to empower young people, build their capacities and invest in their potential.
“We spare no effort at NAMA Center to provide all that contributes to development and capacity-building of youth to assume their leading role in shaping a bright future for themselves and their society. We nurture their creative ideas, while striving to find practical solutions to their problems.”