More than 100 volunteer mentors, who have been trained by Bedaya and Qatar Shell, will coach the student participants on ethical business, and train them on how to navigate a computer-based business simulation, ahead of the Grand Finals.
A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the ‘Qatar Centre for Voluntary Activities’ to enable more volunteer mentors to join the programme.
The Universities’ Grand Final will be held on 28th November 2015, where finalist teams will compete head-to-head for The ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ trophy.
Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bedaya and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Development Bank (QDB), commented: “We are extremely proud of the ongoing success of the ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ that has expanded this year to include all of the universities in Qatar to participate in this programme.”
“The ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ is a clear reflection of the sustained efforts of Bedaya and Qatar Shell to develop and encourage an entrepreneurial culture within Qatar’s society. We strongly believe that Bedaya plays a vital role in supporting the spirit of entrepreneurship within the local community, and we are delighted to continue working with Qatar Shell on this valuable initiative,” he added.
Michiel Kool, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell Companies, said: “Qatar Shell recognises that cultivating entrepreneurship begins by investing in young minds. Now in its fourth year, the ‘Enterprise Challenge Qatar’ has engaged more than 1,200 students from 14 schools and nine universities across Qatar to encourage them to consider entrepreneurship careers in the future.
“We are very proud to partner with Bedaya on this initiative that is sowing the seeds of entrepreneurship culture and contributing to the human and economic development of the Qatar National Vision 2030,” added Kool.