TYC to empower 50 Qatari youth

January 30, 2014 - 3:12:23 am
DOHA: The Youth Company (TYC) has announced a new initiative,  Qatarisation Integration Programme (QIP) to empower 50 Qatari youth aged 18 to 24.

To be launched in April, the six-month programme aims at encouraging youth to empower and develop themselves while providing them with knowledge,  skills and life-changing experience of learning, interacting, socialising and identifying within the global community. 

“As part of the learning experience with TYC and achieving Qatar’s National Vision 2030, TYC understands the need of development in Qatari youth in terms of soft skills. TYC provides an extensive programme for Qatari youth that not only enhances their basic skills of leadership, but also provides them with a platform to access world-class facilities and understand the concept of innovation, collaboration, communication and active citizenship,” said Abdulrahman Sajid, Deputy CEO of TYC.

QIP consists of four phases, each complementing the previous one,  providing experiences to youth. It starts with Tadreeb, an eight-week leadership training session, followed by the Tamheed module, where members learn how to start up and prepare their business ventures. The third module is Taghreed, which will equip members with tools needed for social media integration in their businesses. The last phase is Tabdeel, where the members, now termed full-fledged entrepreneurs, enter a two-to three-month internship to shape their leadership skills. QIP also offers opportunities to enhance and streamline the overall experiences of its members. These include the online portal Takmeel to sustain a strong network between the members, a survey booklet to be completed by members as part of research training in the Tadreeb module, the production of ‘My Tabdeel Story’ by each member documenting their experiences during the module, and finally, a graduation ceremony upon successful completion of all modules.

“QIP believes in youth as a role model in terms of economic, human and social development of Qatar. International experiences are available to Qataris to learn and inspire the world, because Qatar deserves to be the best,” said Aya Abu Issa, CEO of TYC. The Peninsula