What’s in your Backyard?

Have you ever wondered why the whole world has been buzzing about Africa and its potential? All the talks by economists and investors on untapped markets, new business ventures and the innovation taking place in Africa. Ever thought of jumping in and doing something only to come to a halt because you didn’t know what to do or how to go about it? Or wondered what the speculation was all about because you just couldn’t see the potential in your backyard?

The Economic Empowerment Committee holds its first ever motivation and information session aimed at the youth of the community. Come and learn about what it takes to be a pioneer, discover how to think outside the box and be innovative, understand what’s stopping you from reaching your full potential, and learn to grow on a personal and professional level. Get the chance to network with successful and likeminded individuals in the community.

In addition to two hosts, the event shall feature four youth speakers who have seen the potential in the emerging markets in their backyard and have pioneered successful ventures in and around Tanzania.

Sometimes opportunity only knocks once. Be part of the of the on going change in our country and the continent at large.

Open to males and females aged 22 to 35. Only 30 seats available!

Location: Mehfil-e-Abbas, 3rd Floor.

Ticket price: 5,000Tsh (slashed down from 40,000Tsh, thanks to the sponsors of this event

To register for this event or for more information please email eec@ksijdar.org.

Deadline: 3rd May 5:30pm. All accepted applicants will be notified as soon as their application form is processed.

Application Form (to be emailed to eec@ksijdar.org)

Full Name:

Age:

Occupation:

Why do you think this event will benefit you:

Where do you see yourself in 5 years (career-wise):

Two fun facts about yourself:
Date: 6th May 2012

Time: 9.30am to 3pm (lunch included)

3rd Career Workshop

The Economic Empowerment Committee is proud to present its 3rd Career Guidance Event on the 22nd of April at 9.30am.

The workshop will take place at the Tabligh Auditorium and will feature 14 different professionals from different fields. Attendees of the workshop will have an opportunity to speak to the professionals about their careers and career paths in one on one and small group settings.

Two career counsellors will also be attending the workshop and will be available for one on one counselling should attendees wish to be counselled.

The workshop will take place from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

The workshop is open to students in Form 2/Grade 9 and above. Seats are limited. To sign up please register with Imran Esmail at the Jamaat Office by 18th of April. Registration is also accepted over the phone, to register over the phone please call 0654 722 332 or 0688 722 332.

Previous attendees are encouraged to attend. We would also like to invite parents to attend this event with their child and have sessions specially catered to the parents.

The Future of Dukawalas

•Are you a shop owner?
•Do you want to increase your business profitability?
•Do you want plug the leakages?
•Do you want to improve your sales?
•Do you want to take your business to the next level?

If the your response to the above questions is ‘YES’ then….

… the Economic Empowerment Committee has engaged a professional coach from Envision Consulting  to deliver a presentation on “The Future of Dukawalas”.

 

•Time: 7.30pm
•Date: Monday 27th February 2012
•Charge: 5,000Tsh
•Limited Seats! To register call 078 484 4704 or 065 879 5999. Entry will be restricted to registered individuals only!

 

Interview skills workshop

The EEC organised an interview skills workshop on the 12th of February 2012 at the Tabligh auditorium. It was open to everyone in the community regardless of age or employment status. The workshop was conducted by Br. Hassan Dewji, a HR professional who runs a recruitment firm.

Prior to the workshop, each participant’s education level and employment history had been submitted to Br Hassan. This helped him prepare a tailor made workshop suitable to the participants’ needs and requirements. The workshop covered basic interview questions, how to respond to difficult questions, body language, attitude, posture etc. The workshop was very interactive and Br Hassan conducted mock interviews and had the participants participate in role playing. There was a refreshment break in between sessions where participants had the chance to network with other participants. The workshop ended at 11.45pm.

The participant feedback on the workshop was astounding with every participant stating that they thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and gained a lot of valuable information that would help them in their job hunt. Many indicated that they were interested in attending workshops similar to this in the future. The EEC plans on regularly holding workshops similar to this one for members of the community.

 

 

The Economic Empowerment Committee’s 2nd Careers Workshop

The Economic Empowerment Committee held its 2nd Careers Workshop on the 15th of January from 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Tabligh Auditorium. The workshop was aimed at students between the ages of 14 and 20. The day long workshop featured 14 professional from different fields and 2 career counsellors.

The workshop began with a welcome address by Sis Zainab Alidina, a member of the Economic Empowerment Committee. This was followed by an icebreaker game which got all the students to get to know each other better and to interact with the professionals. After a quick summary on the how the workshop was going to be structured, each of the professionals got the chance to introduce themselves and their profession to the participants.

Sis Fatima Sherali, one of the career counsellors for the workshop then introduced the career counselling options the students had and gave out more information on funding available for students who wish to study further. She also explained to the students the different education options they had available to them and how different organisations were willing to sponsor their education via grants and loans. She requested Dr Jiwaji, a professor from Open University and one of the professional for the workshop to speak to the students about the importance of education for future success in their careers. This interactive session with Dr Jiwaji was one of the highlights of the workshop.

The exceptional talk by Dr Jiwaji was followed by a break where participants got the chance to interact with presenters and each other in an informal setting over tea and snacks. Each presenter was then assigned a class room where they would hold their interactive in-depth career information sessions. These sessions were 20-30 minutes each and gave the students a chance to speak to the professionals about their respective careers in a small group setting. These sessions were conducted throughout the day and students got to pick what professionals they wanted to speak to. The career counsellors were also on hand all day speaking to students in one-on-one sessions about their career dilemmas and guiding them on possible options.

At Salah time, the sessions were put on hold while everyone went to pray. After prayers a well-deserved lunch break was taken, the lunch break once again gave the participants and professionals a chance to interact and network with each other over an informal setting. The sessions resumed after lunch, giving students a chance to speak to a few more professionals before the workshop winded down.

Each professional got a chance to hold their in-depth career sessions in their own unique ways; some opted for an informal talk with Q&A after the talk, while others opted for a participants guided talk where participants got a chance to pave the path the talk took. The “careers in media” sessions conducted by Br Mohamedabbas Somji, on the other hand took a different route with video and audio clips of the different careers available in the field. Students got to learn something new from each of the sessions they attended.

The professionals that attended the day workshop to conduct the in-depth career sessions with the students included the following:

Br Murtaza Nasser – accounting

Br Mustafa Tharoo – law

Dr Noorali Jiwaji – physics and astronomy

Br Hasan Dewji – Human Resources and law

Sis Neelam Nathoo – nutrition and Reiki therapy

Sis Zahra Mohamedhussein – medicine

Br Mohammed Abbas Somji – media

Br Miqdaad Ramani – banking

Sis Haleema Lalji – education

Br Irfan Rashid – pharmaceutical and analytical science

Br Assad Amirali – radiology

Br Mudassir Amirali – radiology

Br Hasnein Dinani – banking

Sis Mariam Meghji and Sis Fatima Sherali were the career counsellors.

The workshop was a huge success and the feedback from the students and professionals was remarkable. The EEC would to take this opportunity to once again thank each and every one of the professionals who took time out of their busy schedules to impart valuable information about their careers to all the attendees. We would also like to thank Sis Fatima Sherali for her support throughout the planning stages of this workshop and for volunteering to be one of our career counsellors for the day. The EEC would also like to thank all the participants for their high level of participation and enthusiasm during the workshop.

A special shout out goes to Br Imran Sumar and Br Karrar Rashid for the numerous hours they put in to make this workshop a success. We really could not have done this without their help.

 

2nd Careers Workshop

“The EEC is proud to present its 2nd Careers Workshop on the 15th of January at 9.30am.

The workshop will take place at the Tabligh Auditorium and will feature 14 different professionals from different fields. Attendees of the workshop will have an opportunity to speak to the professionals about their careers and career paths.

Two career counsellors will also be attending the workshop and will be available for one on one counselling should attendees wish to be counselled.

The workshop will take place from 9.30am to 3pm. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

The workshop is open to students in Form 2/Grade 9 and above. Seats are limited. To sign up please register with Sukaina Kara at the Jamaat office by Thursday 12th January. Registration is also accepted over the phone, to register over the phone please call 0654212596 or 0782772665.”

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