Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) hosted the KidsMBA program for young individuals between the ages of 12 to16 to teach them more about self-employment and the basic needed skills to manage and engage a business in the market. In its first batch, 15 young entrepreneurs were enrolled in a program that aims to introduce children to many fields such as marketing, sales and research methods, account management, accounting principles, business plans, finance management, corporate leadership and corporate responsibility.

To foster entrepreneurship among young people and to empower start-ups

Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO and Chief of Projects at Dubai Future Foundation: KidsMBA programme supports the Foundations’ efforts in empowering youth with the right tools and skillsets in becoming future ready and cultivating a mindset for entrepreneurship and for that we are honored to have hosted the program in Area 2071.

“The programme educates the youth on the basics of business management including leadership skills, self-discipline, rational governance and taking responsibilities. It gives them a head start to become business leaders and entrepreneurs at a young age. The programme is supervised by an international pool of expertise and will unleash students’ talents and skills,” Al Jaziri added.

Prepare a new generation of innovative young people

Professor Mark Watson-Gandy, a solvency specialist and a lecturer in the Executive Business Program and founder of Kids MBA said:“It was incredibly exciting to see KidsMBA come to Dubai. It was a real privilege to meet the bright and inspiring young people who were the first pioneers to take this course in the UAE and experience first-hand their energy and infectious enthusiasm”.

He further added, “the implementation of the program in Dubai contributes to the cities vision of enabling a new generation of young leaders with the right tools and skill sets to innovate and become entrepreneurs”.

Corporate Management and Business Transactions

Professor Joseph Taniga, a specialist reader in International Financial Law at Westminster University taught the first batch of students at Area 2071. Students learned about the methods of managing commercial companies and dealing with methodologies and economic concepts that help them succeed in leading their future business. The participating children also received certificates of participation at the end of the training workshop.

The KidsMBA program was founded in 2015 and is part of the London-based Small Business Management Foundation. The program was founded by Professor Mark Watson Gandhi, Global Legal Advisor, businessman, author and chairman of ASIX TV

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