Posted on December 31, 2017

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently held its fifth Mehna Café (career café) meet.

The event was held at MIA park coffee shop and revolved around the medicine and nursing and hosted two pioneers from both field, DrJassim Fakhro, Bariatric Surgeon and a Distinguished Life Member World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and Mrs. Nouf Al Kawari an operating nurse at the pediatric at Sedra Hospital. They shared their wonderful experiences with the audience.

The two speakers shed light on their journey and dreams since their school days till their graduation ceremony and how they turned their dreams into reality. The two guests recalled all the times and incidents that coincided with their careers and the lofty goals that were a vital incentive and motivation for them to become what they are now. The also emphasized on the state's needs for qualified medical and nursing staff, and the importance of academic programs provided by universities that enhance the role of the medical sector as one of the main contributors to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030.

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On this occasion, Reem Al-Sowaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said: “Medicine and nursing have been the  two most prominent professions throughout the ages. Both professions have a human touch instilling the meaning of compassion among people and solidarity in the community. Doctors and Nurses through their professions are able, thanks to God Almighty, to alleviate the pain and suffering of people.” “We are honored to host Dr. Jassim Fakhro and Ms. Nouf Al Kawari, who have given a detailed explanation about their specializations and the humanitarian role they play in this field. This in turn supports the Qatar National Vision 2030, and one of its most important pillars the “human development," she added.

Mehna Café (Career Café) is a professional gathering but in an informal atmosphere where pioneers from different careers and professions get to be hosted alongside guests and audience interested in those professions. They provide a clear image about those professions which in return will give the attendees an in depth insight and support their aspirations to enter the arena of professional life.