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Qatar Charity Launches Capacity Development Program 'Tamken'

Doha, October 17 (QNA) - Qatar Charity (QC) launched "Tamken", an integrated training program offered remotely via its social media accounts, to enhance the economic, social and psychological skills of individuals, under the auspices of Etlaqq Business Management and Bedaya Center.

The program targets male and female individuals with ideas and small projects, those in need of training to enter into the market, and persons with special needs, in addition to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and those willing to have a project that ensures a steady source of income for a more stable life.

Speaking at the press conference, Jassim Muhammad Al Emadi, Director of the Local Development Department at Qatar Charity, said, "We, through the community programs, aim to hone the capabilities and energies of people to make them self-reliant, aiming at supporting the achievement of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation".

He added that the "Tamken" program aims to enable people to have opportunities that assure them of a stable life at all levels, noting that it is a multi-disciplinary project aimed at honing the necessary practical skills. He also indicated that the program will include people with special needs in the next stage, in cooperation with the concerned authorities and community partners.

He stated that Qatar Charity is keen to engage government and private sectors in economic empowerment projects in support of the community, as it aims to contribute to the achievement of the Qatar National Vision 2030, especially with regard to economic development.

On the sidelines of the press conference, Dr. Latifa Al Darwish, CEO and co-founder of the Etlaqq Business Management, said, "The 'Tamken' program is a series of workshops that will contribute to transforming ideas of individuals into successful commercial projects that will add economic value to society."

She also noted that the workshops would cover the field of marketing, visual identity and project management, based on the model adopted in the State of Qatar.

"We will work to help individuals who have ideas to introduce their products to the market and develop their projects," said Abdullah Al Saeed, a member of the Board of Directors and officer-in-charge of the Bedaya Center, "We are targeting nearly 30 people to participate in the first phase of the program."

He also noted that in case of further demand for the program, other workshops would be organized, in cooperation with Qatar Charity in the future. (QNA)