My Work: Entrepreneurship education
I'm a ﬁrm believer that the entrepreneurial spirit, and all the important characteristics associated with it, needs to take root as early as seven or eight years old. This entrepreneurial mindset also needs to be nurtured from an early age for it to truly grow into a driving factor for students.
Currently, entrepreneurship is being taught and encouraged to students at the high school and university levels, however, at such a late stage, we can’t expect the entrepreneurial spirit to realistically take root.
Teaching students about entrepreneurship impacts them in so many ways. Not only is the program helping them learn the basics of starting and running a business, it is also helping them develop critical thinking skills and build their self-conﬁdence.
Another major aspect that we focus on is teaching students the importance giving back to their community. These are all critical skills to learn which they will take on to adulthood, so no matter what career path they choose, they will grow up to become well-rounded individuals.
My goal is to instill the entrepreneurial spirit in these students. We want them to know that life is not about just getting a job, their future has options and entrepreneurship is one of them. Finally, and just as important, entrepreneurship and leadership are already within these children, what she is aiming to do is bring it out to help them shine.
Memberships & Affiliations
The Social Enterprise Project | ProBono Advisor, Brand Ambassador
Drafting Social Enterprise Laws UAE | Founding Core Team Member
PACES | Member of the Board of Trustees
King Hussein Cancer Foundation | Volunteer Fundraising, Team Lowest to Highest for Cancer 2014, 2018
Nakhweh.Org | Advisory Board Member
Jusoor, Syrians Moving Forward | Mentor
Lovin' Dubai | Board Member
Young Arab Leaders | Member
Dubai Business Women's Council | Member
Oasis 500 | Mentor
See my CV below for more info!
Special projects: SEP
As an advocate of the Social Enterprise business model and my passion for supporting women and Palestinians, I have been honored to work with Roberta Ventura an Italian, Geneva based Founder & CEO of SEP Jordan, The Social Enterprise Project as a ProBono Advisor and a Brand Ambassador.
THE SEP Brand stands for craftsmanship, quality, respect, resilience, passion and it is bringing some degree of emotional and economic independence to hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian artists, who happen to be refugees.
Every Stitch Tells a Story: each piece is embroidered by a single talented artist. Women who treasure the cross-stitch technique that has been passed down from generation to generation.
The SEP Promise is #mutualhappiness: SEP provide fortunate consumers access to beautiful, bespoke and elegant fashion accessories. At the same time, SEP empowers less fortunate artists with professional, personal and economic stability.
Special projects: PACES
Understanding the impact of sports on our overall well being and being a triathlete myself, I was drawn to PACES and the work that they are doing with Palestinian children in refugee camps and marginalized communities.
We believe that providing these children a fun and healthy alternative to being in their homes and/or on the streets can make an immense difference in advancing their general well-being, their physical and social development, and help them develop into productive adults in the future.
I'm a very proud Member of the Board of Trustees and have taken part in the Dubai Marathon and trekked through Norway to raise funds for the programs. You can watch a short video about our trek and see the children in action!
You can learn more about PACES and donate to the cause here.
Special projects: lowest to highest for cancer
Having summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (the highest summit in Africa) in 2014 to raise funds for the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), we again embark on another trek to Mt. Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe to raise much needed funding for the Center in Jordan.
We are a team of people dedicated to helping the KHCC raise the funds necessary to continue to do the world-class treatment and support of cancer patients that they are already doing.
You can read more about our mission and see our story here.