Press Release Online Summer Entrepreneurship Camp (SEC) for Kids 2020

The IBA CED conducted Online Summer Entrepreneurship Camp (SEC) for Kids 2020 from July 15 to July 21, 2020.

The SEC Kids camp was based on online experiential learning compelling young participants to unleash their creative potential. The camp brought together kids aged 8-12 from several nations including, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, U.S.A., Bahrain and Pakistan. Along with fun-filled online activities and effectual learning, the program offered participants the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial ideas, develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn core values.

IBA Online SEC for Kids 2020 commenced with a welcome note from Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director & Associate Professor, IBA CED. During the camp, participants learnt about the theory of effectuation supported by several case studies. Participants had the opportunity to take part in several activities including the effectual snack activity, menti-meter, sensibility test, Idea generation and Online word puzzles. All games and activities were designed with respect to the age of participants. The Guest Speaker Series was an amazing opportunity for participants to learn from international and local experts. Each international guest speaker session was supported by a virtual tour of the respective country/city from which they were addressing the class. Participants also learnt Spanish during the program as part of the Global Integration Module. The purpose of this module was to give participants some tools to deal with a global marketplace.

The Camp concluded with a Graduation Ceremony held on July 21, 2020. Family and friends of the participants were invited to this much awaited event. Dr. Syed Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director IBA was the "Chief Guest" who interacted with young minds and enjoyed the question and answer session with them. Professor Hans Michael Guelich- Director, Entrepreneurship and Industry Collaboration at Stamford International University, Thailand was invited as a "Guest of Honor" who conducted an interactive session on "Entrepreneurial Pulse" with Kids.

The program ended with distribution of certificates and awards to the IBA Online Summer Entrepreneurship Camp for Kids 2020 graduates. It was a truly remarkable night marking the many achievements of the class of 2020.

The Guest Speaker Series included:

Press Release Online Summer Entrepreneurship Camp (SEC) for Kids 2020
Press Release Online Summer Entrepreneurship Camp (SEC) for Kids 2020
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