CED collaborates with Valeem to conduct a session on parenting teenagers

June 18, 2022: IBA-CED conducted a session on 'Parenting a teenager' in collaboration with Valeem, an Ed-Tech Company. Azad Ahmed, Acting Head, IBA-CED delivered a welcome speech and briefly described the role of IBA-CED in promoting entrepreneurship in Pakistan and developing entrepreneurial mindset among Pakistani youth. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Ex Program Director IBA-CED and Rector, Gift University was invited as a keynote speaker. He highlighted the need to promote entrepreneurship programs for kids and teens and the role of parents in selecting a viable career path for them. Shazia Khan, Broadcast Journalist and Anchor, joined the event as a keynote speaker.

A panel discussion was organized and included the following panelists: Ahmed Ali Saya, Counselor, O&A Level Instructor and CEO ASTC; Ali Rehan, Co-Founder Valeem; Abid Ali Umang, Co-Founder of Pakistan Debate Council; Sidrat Asim, Conscious Parenting Coach & Founder of Elasticity of Momming; Ahmed Hasan, Co-Founder Khud Muhafiz; and Kanwal Abbasi, Parenting and Mental Health Counselor. The panel session was moderated by Azima Dhanjee, Co-Founder, ConnectHear. The session shed light on providing solutions to teenage problems and helping parents to make the right career choices for their children. This insightful session provided a chance for parents to gain an insight on the ever-evolving learning methods, and how to handle teenage problems. Keynote speaker, Atefa Jamal also addressed the significance of homeschooling and the concerns related to it.

Misbah Amin, Program Coordinator for Kids and Teens Camp, briefed about the IBA Summer Entrepreneurship Camp. The camp is based on experiential learning compelling participants to unleash their creativity and entrepreneurial potential. IBA Summer Entrepreneurship Camp for Kids will take place in between June 27 - July 01, 2022 and IBA Summer Entrepreneurship Camp for Teens will take place in between July 17 - July 27, 2022.