• Business & Coffee

  • Enhancing Life Skills and Citizenship

  • University Education Support

  • Youth to Youth

  • Equal opportunities in education

  • Professional Development

  • Reyada Award

  • Entrepreneurship Training and Consultation Services

  • Entrepreneurship Financial Support

  • Business Incubation

  • Qatar International Beauty Academy Tajmeel

  • Business & Coffee

    • What is this service?
    • The project was developed to allow for the establishment of a comprehensive ecosystem that fosters the growth of entrepreneurship. Its aim is to support and empower the youth allowing them to contribute to the development of the economy by launching new businesses.
    • The project focuses on mentoring and supporting small start-ups and scaling them up into successful enterprises.
    • This program helps entrepreneurs with ideas to turn their concepts into reality, while catering to the market requirements of any sector.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Casual gathering in a coffee shop where entrepreneurs will receive an introduction on how to start and develop their own business. Following that general introduction, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with the business expert to discuss his/her business in details.
    • What are the requirements?
    • Register by using the form provided to ensure you book a spot as space is very limited.
    • Show up and prepare your questions so you can take advantage of the time with the business expert.
    • Who is this for?
    • Male/female existing or potential entrepreneurs aged 18-45

    Enhancing Life Skills and Citizenship

    Develop your skills for a successful future

    • What is this service?
    • A national model program for life skills and civic education in the State of Qatar, based on international and regional experiences, and in line with the values and needs of the Qatari community.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Training programs and awareness workshops organized by the national team concerned with publishing a Guide to Enhancing Life Skills and Citizenship.
    • What are the requirements?
    • There are no conditions.
    • Who is this for?
    • Young men and women between the ages of 24-13
    • For any queries:
    • Please call: 40363085 - 40363074 - 40363054
    • Email: youth@nama.org.qa

    University Education Support

    Overcome obstacles to your educational success

    • What is this service?
    • Get an opportunity to obtain a college degree and maximize your chance in the job market and contribute to the development in your community.
    • How is it delivered?
    • An interest-free student loan to help in tuition fees’ payment, to be repaid later.
    • What are the requirements?
    • You were born in Qatar or hold a residence permit for a minimum of fifteen years.
    • You hold a Qatari high school diploma with honors.
    • You pass face-to-face interview successfully.
    • Who is this for?
    • Male and female university students, with age ranging from 17 to 25 years old.
    • How to apply?
    • Come in person to Nama Center.
    • Apply online via Nama Center's website.

    Youth to Youth

    Be an inspiration to others

    • What is this service?
    • Using youth peer education technique as an alternative and innovative way of teaching, because peers or friends are an essential source of information that interests young people and moving away from methods of preaching and teaching via inculcation.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Activities and events carried out by young people who master the youth peer education techniques through various interactive programs.
    • What are the requirements?
    • All young people of the target age group.
    • Who is this for?
    • Young men and women between the ages of 15-24
    • How to apply?
    • Follow announcements posted on the Center’s social media accounts.
    • Apply online via Nama’s website.
    • For any queries:
    • Please call: 40363085 - 40363074 - 40363054
    • Email: youth@nama.org.qa

    Equal opportunities in education

    Learn and rise up in your community

    • What is this service?
    • Ensure receiving the necessary education at all educational stages in Qatar.
    • How we deliver this service?
    • We contribute to providing the student’s tuition fees.
    • What are the requirements?
    • You were born in Qatar or hold a residence permit for a minimum of five years.
    • You have the desire to learn and progress but face some obstacles in completing your education.
    • You pass face-to-face interview successfully.
    • Who is this for?
    • Male and female students, with age ranging from 5 to 18 years.
    • How to apply?
    • Come in person to Nama Center.
    • Apply online via Nama Center’s website

    Professional Development

    Improve your abilities and develop your community

    • What is this service?
    • Develop your personal skills through learning, training and preparation for entering the job market, and participating effectively in social work.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Internationally recognized professional training curriculums.
    • Training programs.
    • Workshops.
    • What are the requirements?
    • You pass face-to-face interview successfully.
    • Who is this for?
    • Male and female youth, with age ranging from 16 to 35 years.

    Reyada Award

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    • About Reyada
    • “Reyada” Award was launched by the Social Development Center - Nama in 2011.
    • It is a pioneer national competition designed to encourage initiatives and innovation in the field of entrepreneurship, and strengthen the spirit of competition between the Qatari entrepreneurs, as part of Nama strategic goals to achieve the development of small and micro-enterprises.
    • Seeks to honor four entrepreneurs and grants them cash and discretionary awards and prizes, two winners for each of the following two categories:
    • Best business plan
    • This award category is designed to reward entrepreneurs who have developed an exceptional and executable business idea that they wish to develop. The first winner will receive the golden trophy with a financial reward of QR150,000. Whereas the second winner will receive the silver trophy with a financial reward of QR75,000.
    • Best startup
    • This award is designed to reward entrepreneurs who have succeeded in their entrepreneurial ventures, with at least 2 years of proven successful records. The first winner will receive the golden trophy with a financial reward of QR150,000. Whereas the second winner will receive the silver trophy with a financial reward of QR75,000.

    Criteria for Applying

    • General Criteria
    • The Applicant must be a Qatari National
    • Applicant must be between 18 and 45 years of age
    • The project must classify within the category of micro and small enterprises. See the Unified National Definition
    • Business Plan Category
    • The applicant must be directly responsible for providing and developing a coherent, and economically feasible business plan.
    • Provide knowledge of business plan preparation
    • Startup Category
    • The applicant has direct responsibility for running and managing the business.
    • The Business must be valid, and registered in the State of Qatar and shall be in conformity with the laws in force in the State.
    • The Business must be at least two years old and not more than 6 years old.
    • Provide audited financial and technical report.
    • General Terms & Conditions
    • The internal committee at Nama will begin the process of shortlisting the applications according to pre-defined eligibility criteria to reach the list of the 14 finalist competitors of the two categories, and will comply with the following terms and conditions
    • Commitment to attend a training session on the presentation skills, and public speaking
    • Participation in the final rehearsal preceding the award ceremony
    • Attend Reyada Award Ceremony
    • How to apply
    • Fill out the application form by clicking here.
    • Important Dates:

    Entrepreneurship Training and Consultation Services

    Generate your idea and start your business

    • What is this service?
    • A package of training and qualification programs to develop the skills and enhance the capabilities of young small and micro entrepreneurs, approved by the International Labor Organization and specialized agencies in the same field.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Training workshops for entrepreneurs, such as:
    • Generate Your Business Idea.
    • Start Your Business.
    • Improve Your Business.
    • Consultation services.
    • What are the requirements?
    • Pass the personal interview.
    • Who is this for?
    • Existing and potential male and female entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses, with age ranging from 18 to 45 years.
    • For inquiries:
    • Telephone: +974 4036 3044
    • Fax: +974 4036 3001
    • Email: idea@nama.org.qa

    Entrepreneurship Financial Support

    Launch your business without difficulties

    • What is this service?
    • Find out about financial support services, which are an important mechanism for financing small and micro businesses for Qatari entrepreneurs who want to establish new businesses or expand their existing ones.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Various interest free loans, with easy repayment terms, that ensure the stability of your business and prosperity of its financial resources.
    • What are the requirements?
    • You pass face-to- face interview successfully.
    • You pass the training course for planning and execution of business projects successfully.
    • You create a comprehensive administrative and financial project plan.
    • You submit evidence of starting the execution of the project and provide the necessary guarantees.
    • Who is this for?
    • Existing and potential male and female entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses, with age ranging from 18 to 45 years.
    • For any queries:
    • Tel: +974 4036 3044
    • Fax: +974 4036 3001
    • Email: fund@nama.org.qa

    Business Incubation

    Start your business safely

    • What is this service?
    • We work on attracting and rehabilitating productive small and micro businesses via a three-phase approach, which extends from one to three years.
    • How is it delivered?
    • Incubation includes a set of programs and tools for project success and continuity:
    • Training programs - consultations.
    • Financing (good loans).
    • Promotion (provide business access to the market).
    • What are the requirements?
    • Creative business idea and good prospects for achieving return on profit.
    • It is preferable that the applicant has at least a high school diploma.
    • The applicant meets the conditions of the target group.
    • Who is this for?
    • Existing and potential male and female entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses, with age ranging from 18 to 45 years.
    • How to apply?
    • Come in person to Nama Center.
    • Apply online via Nama’s website.

    Qatar International Beauty Academy Tajmeel

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    • Who are we?
    • The Qatar International Beauty Academy was established in 2009 through an initiative by the Social Development Center (NAMA), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work, to provide training courses according to the highest international beauty standards.
    • How is the service provided?
    • By offering training courses and internationally accredited certificates in the fields of beauty, health and hair, including:
    • CIDESCO Diploma - International Organization for Licensing in Health and Beauty
    • ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists
    • Tajmeel Arabic Diploma in "Professional and Personal Makeup / Skin Care"
    • Short training courses accredited by City and Guilds in beauty and hair
    • Offering professional licenses to aestheticians and beauty specialists in the State of Qatar.
    • What are the conditions for applying?
    • Pass the personal interview.
    • Who are the beneficiaries?
    • Interested girls and women and those working in the health and beauty industry.
    • How can you join Tajmeel?
    • By visiting the Academy in person.