Despite being intellectually more sound, well-informed and career-conscious, today’s youth often lack the qualities that make a person, enterprising. The need, therefore, is to create awareness to inculcate in them, the values of creativity, excellence, innovation, leadership and independence. It is assumed that these values will inspire them to select an independent innovative career option and excel in chosen career.
With this objective, EDI has been regularly organizing well thought of, residential camps for youth and children.
Camp on Entrepreneurial Adventures for Youth (Age group 16-22 years).
The Institute has been successfully organising ‘YOUTH CAMPS’ during summer vacation to facilitate the development of the entrepreneurial personality of youth. ‘Summer Camp on Entrepreneurial Adventures for the Youth’ has successfully inspired and motivated a number of youth from the country. The camps are open for those studying in Higher Secondary or Colleges in any discipline.
The specific objectives of the camp are to : (i) enable them to realize their latent potential and develop their capabilities to meet the challenges ahead; (ii) counsel and motivate them to seek independent, innovative and challenging career options; (iii) foster entrepreneurial traits including creativity, concern for excellence, leadership, problem solving, etc.; (iv) establish a forum of the participants for networking and to fruitfully utilize such interactions in future entrepreneurial ventures; and (v) provide them with an opportunity to interact extensively in formal and informal settings, with well-known entrepreneurs and achievers.
Consistent with the objectives, the camp focuses on : (i) entrepreneurial motivation development exercises; (ii) evaluation and development of entrepreneurial traits and competencies; (iii) visits to institutions of repute to analyze the process of creation; (iv) exposure to potential opportunities existing in industry and other occupation; (v) self-assessment through specifically designed psychometric tests and instruments; (vi) career and psychological counselling; and (vii) formal and informal interaction with successful entrepreneurs and achievers.
Objective of this camp is to make the youth realize their hidden potential and develop their capabilities to meet the challenges ahead by acquiring entrepreneurial traits of risk taking, creative thinking, conflict management, effective communication, teamwork and managing one’s emotions.
Dates : 12-21 May and 02-11 June, 2014
Find out more about the Youth Camp here : http://www.ediindia.org/doc/Youth_Camp.pdf
Camp on Entrepreneurial stimulation for Children (Age group of 12 – 16 years)
Children are the building blocks of any country. In a country like India, the need to sharpen the intellect of the children of today and orient them towards higher order achievements is strongly felt. In order to inculcate the spirit of enterprise and achievement among children at a tender age, EDI has designed a week long training camp which focuses on activities like motivation and creativity exercises, puzzles/ riddles, value education through specifically culled out anecdotes and stories, presentations, industrial visits, and interaction with successful entrepreneurs and achievers. The camp has been extremely successful in developing confidence and instilling positive thinking among participants.
The salient features of the camp, which started in 1994, include a ‘Parents’ Meet’, friendly interactions with well-known achievers from different fields, focus on Yoga etc. Though children from different states participate, language is not a problem for them as it focuses mainly on activities.
Objective of this camp is to inculcate the ‘Spirit of Enterprise and Achievement’ in children so that they target higher-order achievements.
Dates : 04-09 May and 25-30 May, 2014
Find out more about the Children’s camp here : http://www.ediindia.org/doc/Children_Camp.pdf