25 April, 2016

Tamkeen and Mowgli Foundation Bring Together Bahraini Entrepreneurs with Trained Mentors

Manama - 25 April 2016:

Tamkeen and Mowgli Foundation Bring Together Bahraini Entrepreneurs with Trained Mentors
Manama - 25 April 2016:

As part of Tamkeen's range of Advisory services, Tamkeen and Mowgli Foundation concluded a four day Kickstart workshop which successfully matched 15 Bahraini entrepreneurs with 15 trained mentors.  This workshop was the first milestone of the Mowgli Mentoring Experience programme (MME), a year long mentoring relationship designed to empower entrepreneurs and develop their personal and business capabilities.

Tamkeen's Chief Executive, Dr. Ebrahim Mohamed Janahi expressed his satisfaction at the content and completion of the workshop, he said: "Tamkeen works on supporting Bahrainis across all stages of development. As part of this, it's important that Bahraini entrepreneurs are given the right guidance and support along their development journey to be able to realise their goals and objectives. Through our partnership with Mowgli, which comes as part of Tamkeen's advisory services, a group of Bahraini businesses will be able to receive long-term mentorship support from industry veterans and experts." 

Mowgli's CEO Kathleen Bury, said, "Our programmes are designed to train and prepare mentors on how to effectively mentor their matched entrepreneurs as well as others. The matching process is conducted in a manner that enables each entrepreneur to be matched with the right mentor for them, to enable a solid and trust based mentoring relationship to be formed. It is truly an art and not a science."

Bury concluded, "True mentoring is the key to empowering entrepreneurs. They do not need to be alone when facing the challenges associated with establishing or growing a business; having an objective support structure in the form of a trained mentor can keep them on the right track towards achieving their goals, support them in scenario planning and making sound decisions and continuously developing themselves on both personal and professional fronts."

A structured, facilitated and supervised 12-month mentoring relationship between each entrepreneur and mentor now begins with various events, connection and impact data collection points to monitor and evaluate Mowgli's 3 areas of impact: economic, business and personal.

This partnership comes as one of the first initiatives that are part of Tamkeen's Advisory Services, a platform that Tamkeen launched to achieve the best possible results. The platform provides advisory and consultancy services to businesses, job-seekers and employees through a team of experts and industry veterans. This comes alongside the financial, operational and training support that Tamkeen provides to Bahraini businesses and individuals.


About Tamkeen
Tamkeen is a semi-government organisation in Bahrain established in 2006 under Law Number (57) as part of the country's national reform initiatives, with the task of making the private sector as the key driver of sustainable economic development.

Underpinned by its 3 strategic pillars - enhancing quality, serving customers, and achieving results - the organisation provides an integrated range of programmes to create a solid foundation for a modern economy - such as SME financing, skills training, and entrepreneurship.

At the same time, these programmes address key challenges facing Bahrainis and businesses in the private sector at various stages of their development - from start-ups to mature companies, and from students to senior executives.

To date, Tamkeen's programmes have served more than 130,000 Bahrainis and businesses.

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About Mowgli:
The Mowgli Foundation is an international UK headquartered award winning mentoring organisation that works with international and local governments, financial institutions, philanthropists and corporates globally to provide mentoring programs that empower entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and strengthen leadership.

Mowgli provides mentoring programs that inspire, connect and guide entrepreneurs and leaders to overcome life's personal and business challenges through the:

·       Training and nurturing of mentors

·       Strengthening of entrepreneurs and their businesses by matching them with a trained mentor in facilitated and supervised long term relationships

·       Building of a global community of trained mentors and entrepreneurs that are able to access networking, learning and growth opportunities

Mowgli has an alumni with over 1680 members and has matched over 780 entrepreneurs with trained mentors in 14 countries; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and the UK.

In 2016, the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) awarded the European Quality Award (EQA) to Mowgli for its Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program and in 2012, Mowgli received the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders Award for the 'Best Mentor Network in the Arab Region'

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