Tue 26-06-2018 22:05 PM
DUBAI, 26th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, has hosted the KidsMBA programme for young individuals between the ages of 12 and 16 to teach them more about self-employment and the basic skills needed to manage and engage in a business in the market.
In its first batch, 15 young entrepreneurs were enrolled in a programme, which aims to introduce children to many fields such as marketing, sales and research methods, account management, accounting principles, business plans, finance management, corporate leadership and corporate responsibility. It also seeks to foster entrepreneurship and empower start-ups.
Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO and Chief of Projects at the DFF: KidsMBA programme, said he supports the foundation’s efforts in empowering youth with the right tools and skillsets to become future-ready and cultivate the mindset for entrepreneurship.
"The programme educates the youth on the basics of business management including leadership skills, self-discipline, rational governance and taking responsibilities. It gives them a head start to become business leaders and entrepreneurs at a young age. The programme is supervised by an international pool of expertise and will unleash students’ talents and skills," Al Jaziri said.
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy, a solvency specialist and a lecturer in the Executive Business Programme and founder of KidsMBA, said, "It was incredibly exciting to see KidsMBA come to Dubai. It was a real privilege to meet the bright and inspiring young people who were the first pioneers to take this course in the UAE and experience first-hand their energy and infectious enthusiasm.
"The implementation of the programme in Dubai contributes to the city’s vision of enabling a new generation of young leaders with the right tools and skill sets to innovate and become entrepreneurs."
Professor Joseph Taniga, a specialist reader in International Financial Law at Westminster University, taught the first batch of students at Area 2071. Students learnt about the methods of managing commercial companies and dealing with methodologies and economic concepts that help them succeed in leading their future business. The participating children also received certificates of participation at the end of the training workshop.
The KidsMBA programme was founded in 2015 and is part of the London-based Small Business Management Foundation. It was started by Professor Mark Watson-Gandy, Global Legal Advisor, businessman, author and Chairman of ASIX TV.