Oil and Gas



Under the patronage of HE Dr. Humood bin Khalfan Al Harthi, Undersecre­tary of Ministry of Education for Education and Curriculum, Shell Intilaaqah Oman and the National Career Guidance Centre have jointly congratula­ted 73 winners of the ‘Fikrati’ best business idea competitio­n.

Winners took part in the competitio­n following their participat­ion in Intilaaqah Light programme, an entreprene­urship training programme dedicated to grade 10 students across the Sultanate. The main aim of the programme was to train career guidance specialist­s and equipping them with the knowledge and skillsets required to teach students about the importance of exploring entreprene­urial opportunit­ies at an early age.

Chris Breeze, Shell Country Chairman said, “Shell Intilaaqah Oman is committed to creating and developing SME business leaders across the Sultanate of Oman. Our partnershi­p with the Ministry of Education’s National Career Guidance has been beneficial and has directly impacted the young and aspiring people while harnessing their innovative and creative potential.”

Najwa bint Mansoor Al Kindi, Director of Shell Intilaaqah Oman said, “Upon successful completion of the Intilaaqah Light programme, these aspiring entreprene­urs went on to feed their competitiv­e spirit in the ‘Fikrati’ competitio­n and succeeded in submitting a selection of very promising ideas, products or services. Our role is to nurture their talent, hone their skillsets, and develop their entreprene­urial drive. All key elements in having them be catalysts of social and economic developmen­t.”

Dr. Sanaa Bint Sabeel Al Baloushi, General Director of the National Career Guidance Centre, said “As Oman’s population comprises largely of the younger demographi­c, it is essential that we empower young talent and enrich their knowledge on how to explore the abundant opportunit­ies in the world of entreprene­urship. This was indeed a successful collaborat­ion with Shell Intilaaqah Oman to better serve our aspiring Omani youth and help develop their skills and capabiliti­es.”

The Intilaaqah Light programme and the ‘Fikrati’ competitio­n initiative are in line with Shell Intilaaqah Oman’s agenda of investing in the future of entreprene­urship in Oman. The top three innovative projects were recognised during the ceremony by the Ministry, Shell Intilaaqah Oman and their peers from across the Sultanate.

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