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QCDC SETS GLOBAL PRECEDENT WITH NEW CITY-BASED EDUTAINMENT CENTER TO PROMOTE CAREER AWARENESS AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Jul 04, 2018

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Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), and KidzMondo Doha, the leading children’s edutainment city in Qatar, have signed a partnership agreement to launch a Career Awareness Center, the first of its kind worldwide.

The edutainment city-based center will familiarize children and youth with career guidance concepts, and offer training to guide its young visitors toward career choices that align with their interests and skills.

Mrs. Machaille Al-Naimi, President of Community Development, QF, participated in the signing ceremony and welcomed the agreement, saying: "This partnership marks a milestone for QCDC, which works to raise awareness of, and promote, career guidance among young people across Qatar.

“It is an initiative that aligns with the overarching goals that QF strives to achieve through its ongoing community development efforts, and its vital role in instilling a culture of career guidance among Qatar’s youth and the wider public.”

Mr. Abdulla Ahmed Al-Mansoori, Director, QCDC, said: "We are delighted to sign this agreement and join efforts with KidzMondo Doha for the benefit of today’s children and tomorrow’s youth. We will capitalize on every opportunity to engage with youth in a bid to achieve our mission of promoting career awareness and guidance.

"Through this QCDC-affiliated Career Awareness Center, we will be able to engage children whom we previously had no contact with, and help them to explore their optimal career paths by using an an approach that is both educational and recreational. Children will learn how to write a successful CV and gain insight into different disciplines, supporting them to choose the career path that best matches their qualifications and skills as they engage in activities and games that we have specifically designed to suit different age groups."

Mr. Ali Kazma, CEO, Aura Lifestyle, the owning company of KidzMondo Doha, said: “Our partnership with QCDC will add value to our mini edutainment city and provide an opportunity for children to engage in exciting and interactive educational activities at KidzMondo.”

The recreational environment at KidzMondo Doha will offer children an integrated learning experience that enhances their abilities and skills, and reflects QCDC’s efforts to build national capacities and help young people plan their careers based on the future dynamics of Qatar’s labor market.

KidzMondo Doha features an interactive edutainment park developed for, and managed solely by, children between the ages of two and 14. It has been designed to provide a fun-filled and holistic learning experience, supporting children’s physical and mental growth while helping them to boost their self-esteem and confidence.

The self-sufficient city - which has its own ‘economy’ and ‘currency’ - includes over 80 establishments across a diverse range of business environments, and allows children to dress up and role-play realistic tasks in a safe, interactive, and educational environment. Through its management, facilities, and public services, it provides an integrated and interactive experience that unlocks children’s imagination and creativity and empowers them with knowledge, essential skills, and life-lessons, preparing them for their professional careers.