In order to achieve your vision, sometimes all you need is a push towards taking that very first step, and e7 is an initiative that aims to direct you towards it. With the rise of women’s achievements in the UAE came e7 (or Banat Al Emarat); promising to support community-driven young women and mentor them to become confident enough to recognize their abilities.
E7 is an initiative that branched from POAG (Promise of a Generation), which was established based on the concept of a majlis to bring together people who seek dialogue on pressing issues that affect our daily lives and communities. POAG founders created e7 with the idea of bringing together young women in order to make a difference in our community, by focusing on inspiration, training, connection and commitment.
Through a yearlong summit, Banat Al Emarat – e7 brings together 35 female students from local universities aged 18 to 25 (5 from each emirate) and encourages them to develop existing community-based projects or launching new ones. The young women are then paired with mentors who will guide them towards being successful and socially aware. E7 stands out between other initiatives because it works as a platform for the participants and gets them to become positively involved in their community. Potentially, e7 aims to expand to becoming Banat Al Khaleej and even be a part of world forums such as Girls 20.
The e7 team strongly believe that young women have ideas that could create positive change, and a small idea that might seem like a distant dream could, with the right support, become something amazing. They hope that many more young women will get involved in creating the future of the UAE.
“No idea is too big or too small. Start with baby steps and a puddle can turn into a pool of difference,” says Tahzeeb Ahmad, a member of the Executive Board at e7. Such active projects will surely make us young women more confident when it comes to having the confidence and motivation to achieve our goals.
To learn more about e7 http://www.poag.ae/e7/
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyeche.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.