Education City students conquer Mount Kilimanjaro as part of leadership training
A group of Education City students have managed to overcome a host of challenges to scale the summit of one of the world’s highest mountain peaks, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The seven day climb – known as WALK (We Are Leaders @ Kilimanjaro) – was part of the EBDA leadership development programme, which is sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar to test students’ teamwork, perseverance and adaptability under, at times, extreme pressure and difficult weather conditions.
Students were chosen after demonstrating a commitment and interest in leadership development, along with a track record of overcoming challenges. During the programme, students learned how to work towards their goals, work in a diverse team, and unlock their personal potential.
EBDA, meaning start in Arabic, is sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar and aims to provide students from Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU’s) partner universities across Education City and from Qatar University with the skills and knowledge to become leaders in the future. The Kilimanjaro climb was an example of EBDA’s unique focus on providing experience-based learning.
To prepare for this challenge, the ten students went through rigorous training for six weeks at Education City.
EBDA is a tailor-made leadership development programme offered to students from across Education City and Qatar University. Launched back in September 2014 in partnership with sponsors Maersk Oil Qatar. The programme has been designed to support the development of high-quality leaders in both the private and public sectors by equipping them with genuine leadership skills and behaviours.