Mothers' Entrepreneurship Camp (MEC) Autumn 2019

IBA CED Organized A three days Mothers Entrepreneurship Camp (MEC) Autumn 2019 was conducted by IBA CED on 25th to 27th October 2019

IBA Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) organized the Mothers' Entrepreneurship Camp (MEC) Autumn from 25th October 2019 to 27th October 2019. The purpose of this camp was to expose the participants to the entrepreneurial values and skills so that they can unleash their and their kids' entrepreneurial potential. The program highlighted the importance of ethical, environmental and social sensitivities for preparing the future generation of entrepreneurs. Mothers' role in this regard is very significant in the nation building activity.

The camp initiated on Friday 25th October 2019 with a warm welcome from IBA CED team members. After the welcome note; Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director & Associate Professor at IBA CED explained the purpose of MEC. Ms. Ambreen R. Khan gave an orientation speech to the Mothers and Teachers enrolled in this program. An effectual snack activity was conducted to replenish the energy levels of the participants.

During the camp, guest speakers from various CED programs got invited including; Dr. Farhana Azim, Nutritionpreneur, Ms. Kanwal Abbasi, Parenting Counsellor & Yoga Instructor, Ms. Iffet Sultana, Ms. Seema, CEO of Zainab's Montessori, Ms. Hira Farhan, & Ms. Uroosa. They all shared their entrepreneurial journeys, potential challenges and remedies.

During the program, Mothers got engaged in entrepreneurial sessions and activities. In addition to the class lectures, experiential activities were included to teach different skills in more interesting ways. These activities include parsimony & quilt activity, and bird houses & quilts exercise. The participants learned how to invest at minimum level by using their bird in hand effectually and to start a small business.

The role of the males cannot be undermined to promote the entrepreneurial mindset within a family; therefore, on the third and last day, fathers (husbands of the participants) were also invited and given an orientation of the program. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, highlighted the importance of the roles of fathers and mothers in teaching entrepreneurial values and mindset among their children.

IBA CED Organized A three days Mothers Entrepreneurship Camp (MEC) Autumn 2019 was conducted by IBA CED on 25th to 27th October 2019
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