Ashraf Al Aryan from Family Consulting Centre giving a lecture during the Empower Interview workshop.
Doha: Reach Out To Asia (Rota) has received a record number of online registration applications for the 6th Empower Youth Conference 2014 to be held at Qatar Foundation Student Centre from March 27 to 29. To cope with more than 975 youth who have registered for this year’s conference, Rota, has introduced, in collaboration with the Family Consulting Centre, an interviewing process to screen every applicant.
Rota recently hosted an interview workshop to train and equip the Rota youth advisory board on interviewing skills. These youths will interview all applicants before being accepted and attend the yearly conference.
Empower 2014 expects to attract up to 450 youth between the ages of 16 and 26 with a three-day conference focusing on Leadership, Service Learning and Global Citizenship. In particular, organisers will be integrating Sports, Environment, Skills Development and the Arabic language as key themes of the Empower 2014 programme. “Empower 2014 is a unique platform for youth to discover their voice, realise their potential to make a positive contribution and develop their skills, understanding and attitudes to take an active leadership role within their communities,” said Rota Executive Director Essa Al Mannai. “Rota is working harder this year to ensure talented youth are taking advantage from this participation. For this, Rota launched, for the first time since five years, the interviewing process that helps conducting efficient interviews with the students registered for the conference. This process aimed at choosing the most distinguished students to participate in Empower 2014”, he added.
“Through a combination of seminar, panel discussion, power speech, small group workshops, off-site visits, and a youth panel, our youth, coming from different backgrounds, will be able to share ideas, expertise, knowledge and common grounds while improving their talents and abilities,” Al Mannai noted.