At the beginning of next week, the activities of Al-Ruwad Vocational Camp, which consists of six tracks (of workshops), will be launched by Umm Al-Qura Charity Association in collaboration with Umm Al-Qura University, represented by the Institute of Consulting Research and Studies.
Al-Ruwad Camp aims at developing five basic skills: artistic skills, cognitive skills, personal skills, technical skills, and engineering skills.
The camp targets children from 8-14 years old. It also targets young girls who will prospectively join the labor market. It is keen to develop people's skills through a range of activities, workshops, and educational and entertainment activities that enhance cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of personality.
A number of academic and training experts will also participate in the camp. They will lead the six tracks efficiently and professionally over the course of seven consecutive days, starting from Sunday, 4 Dhul-Qi`dah 1440 A.H., until Monday, 12 Dhul-Qi`dah 1440 A.H.
Her Excellency the Chairman of the Society's Board of Directors, Ms. Zeinab Felemban, believes that such summer programs provide enjoyment and benefit to important segments of society. Her Excellency the Chairman of the Development and Partnerships Committee and the Vice Chairman of the Board, Dr. Sumayah bint Ezzat Sharaf, added that such camps are working to achieve the objectives of the association; they are essentially considered one of the investment projects that serve the community through training, rehabilitation, and sustainable development.
His Excellency the Dean of the Institute of Consulting Research and Studies, Dr. Ali bin Muhammad Al-Sha`iri, added that the institute supports purposeful community programs in all sectors, particularly the charitable sector. It also enables these programs to achieve the objectives of the National Development Vision 2030. Professional development programs are one of the most important specialized projects offered by the institute, through the expertise it possesses, as well as the trainers and the specialized expertise offices.
This camp is supported by a group of successful partners represented in the Hajar program affiliated to the Sacred City Glorification Project, the Hospitality Hotel Group, and a group of expertise offices at Umm Al-Qura University; namely, the SDN Office (House of Architecture and Planning) and the Ruwaa Development and Consulting Office.