Rota Concludes The First Phase of Leadership Training Programme “Rota Youth Challenge”

Annual training course equips youth with skills to become effective leaders


Doha, Qatar, 28 October 2017: Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a programme of Education Above All, concluded the first phase of ROTA Leadership Training Programme “ROTA Youth Challenge”, designed to develop the overall leadership, communication and community service skills of youth in Qatar.

Over the course of the four-day training, youth, aged 16 – 26, attended several workshops on a number of topics including Project Management, Leadership, Team Building, Goal Setting, and Project Budgets, and were then tasked with applying what they had learned to set up a ROTA Youth Service Clubs.

Saoud Abdulaziz Maki spoke on his participation in the program commenting: “I have learned a great deal by taking part in this event. The workshops greatly polished my skills and cleared many concepts that are needed to build and develop my leadership skills. Skills which are of paramount importance to youngsters and applicable in various fields and sectors.”

The ROTA Youth Service Clubs  Leadership Training also intended to assist participants chart their career path, and prepare them to become qualified ambassadors of Qatar and ROTA at international conventions.


Mr. Essa Al Mannai, Executive Director of ROTA commented saying: “This pioneering program has helped many youngsters ever since it started back in 2009 to refine their leadership skills and lay the groundwork for a successful future. We at ROTA believe that the youth of today are the leaders of the future and that they will someday represent the State of Qatar in various regional and global roles, this puts a great responsibility on our shoulders to provide them with the skills and know-how necessary and to be effective and influential leaders in the society.”
In the coming months, participants will attend several more training sessions that will serve fine-tune the skills they acquired during the first phase of Leadership Training. The training sessions will put participants through challenging real-life experiences, with the ultimate aim of inspiring and invoking change in their communities.

The third and final phase of ROTA Leadership Training Programme “ROTA Youth Challenge” will end in March 2018 at EMPOWER, ROTA’s annual youth-led conference, where participants will be required to deliver their final project presentation.

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