New drive to help young Bahraini entrepreneurs
Manama, July 3, 2013
Young Bahrainis will be directed towards the proper bodies to turn their ideas into real businesses, as part of a new initiative launched yesterday.
Micro Shabab is being spearheaded by the Future Society for Youth and was announced at the opening of the Youth Forum for Entrepreneurship, which was held at the Moevenpick Hotel Bahrain, reported the Gulf Daily News.
"There are many organisations that provide help to entrepreneurs but youth sometimes do not know where to go first," said society president Sabah Al Zayani.
"The project looks to channel youth who are interested to become entrepreneurs. We will also be observing their work and following on their journey to become entrepreneurs."
The one-day event, held under the patronage of General Organisation for Youth and Sport (Goys) president Hisham Al Jowder, was organised by the society with strategic partner inJAz Bahrain in co-operation with Pastel Production and Events Starts.
It featured the participation of four entrepreneurs, who shared their success stories and discussed the challenges they faced. Also present were representatives from the Family Bank, Social Development Ministry, Tamkeen and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Around 30 entrepreneurs will be selected to take part in the project based on several criteria.
"We want to choose those who are serious in their goals and have good and unique ideas," said Al Zayani. "We will provide them with guidance and hopefully they will be next to speak about their success stories to ambitious youngsters."
Meanwhile, Al Jowder said Bahrain has taken various steps to overcome challenges that obstruct the development and empowerment of youth.
"Youth have taken priority in higher policies in Bahrain," he said. "Youth issues have taken central attention in development and in providing knowledge and opportunities. This project follows the directives of His Majesty King Hamad to develop youth and strengthen their abilities to lead Bahrain's future."
To register for the project, visit the society's website bahfuture.com. – TradeArabia News Service