QLA stu­dents com­plete lead­er­ship camp in Jor­dan

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Stu­dents from Qatar Lead­er­ship Academy (QLA), part of Qatar Foun­da­tion’s pre-uni­ver­sity ed­u­ca­tion, re­cently com­pleted the ‘Am­bi­tion Lead­er­ship Camp’ in Jor­dan. The camp, held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with As­pire Busi­ness Com­pany in Jerash, was co-or­gan­ised by Ranger Ad­ven­ture Camp. Fea­tur­ing a range of men­tal and phys­i­cal train­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, the stu­dents were given the op­por­tu­nity to learn about out­door sur­vival, as well as de­velop their lead­er­ship and team build­ing skills.

Mo­hamed al-Thani, a stu­dent at QLA, said: “The Am­bi­tion Lead­er­ship Camp is one of the best train­ing pro­grammes I’ve ever at­tended. It helped me ac­quire a lot of the skills needed to sur­vive in harsh en­vi­ron­ments.”

Fel­low stu­dent Faisal al-Sakr said: “We learned a num­ber of use­ful skills, like read­ing a map and us­ing a com­pass. The pro­gramme also helped some of us con­quer our big­gest fears. I used to suf­fer from acro­pho­bia – the fear of heights – but I’ve man­aged to over­come it. This pro­gramme has pre­pared us to face the ad­ver­si­ties that come our way in or­der to achieve our goals.” Stu­dents also vis­ited his­toric sites in Jor­dan, such as the Amman Ci­tadel, the Ro­man Theatre, and the Dead Sea. They also vis­ited Wadi Zarqa Ma’in.

Salim Begheit al-Merry, the trip su­per­vi­sor and of­fi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of QLA, said: “The Am­bi­tion Lead­er­ship Camp is an ex­tremely unique train­ing pro­gramme. It of­fers hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence to par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing train­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, ad­ven­tures, and ed­u­ca­tional dis­cus­sions through­out the pro­gramme. The stu­dents’ daily rou­tines were in­tense and re­ally helped shape the young minds of the par­tic­i­pants.”

Laith al-Zayod, Gen­eral Man­ager of As­pire Busi­ness Com­pany, said: “We have given stu­dents lead­er­ship train­ing and helped en­rich life skills, such as strate­gic plan­ning, team build­ing, and how to bet­ter work to­wards their goals. Qatar Lead­er­ship Academy plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in es­tab­lish­ing unique pro­grammes like these and cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for the stu­dents to grow.” At the end of the pro­gramme, a camp grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony was held to ac­knowl­edge the ef­forts of the stu­dents.

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