QLA students complete leadership camp in Jordan
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.