Tamheed and the Bedaya Center
After university, 26-year old Haya Al Ali held a variety of jobs, but never really knew what she wanted to do. Her training in business and human resource management gained her a job in Silatech’s administration, but there was still something missing.
When Silatech launched the Tamheed career advisory program in 2011, Haya was the first volunteer at Silatech to be trained as a certified Tamheed advisor. She excelled in the role, but just as importantly, she had found her passion. After the Bedaya Center was opened in late 2011, Haya joined the team there as a full-time Career Development Advisor. After years of uncertainty about her career plans, Haya is committed to guiding and supporting youth in Qatar by helping them to realize their own aspirations, and to find the direction that she herself once lacked.
The Bedaya Center is a walk-in career development center in Doha’s Katara Cultural Village. A partnership between Silatech and Qatar Development Bank, Bedaya offers a wide range of services, including career guidance and self assessment, skills development in entrepreneurship and employability, mentoring, volunteering and internship opportunities, networking events and a speakers program.
The Tamheed program is Silatech’s career guidance program. It includes online psychometric and language assessments, a career advising framework, and training and capacity building for career advisors.
“There is no greater satisfaction than helping young people realize their own potential. I wasted many years making poor decisions, and want to make sure this doesn’t happen to the youth we support. They have incredible potential, and just need someone to help guide them.” ----Haya Al Ali