Cafe Roshd Story
Café Roshd is an actual café built by participating students of the project. It starts with interested high school students applying to join Café Roshd. After receiving enough applications, the main work starts and students completely build a real café.
Why a café? Undoubtedly café is one of the most popular places people hangout and spend memorable moments in. In café people meet, expand their friendships, eat and drink, chatter, enjoy their social and cultural relations and customs, synergize, and create new norms, styles and customs for a better life. Music, books and magazines, movies, performances, works of art, discussions, sharing knowledge and news are all parts of a café.
All of the above together can be a wonderful and complete training context to cover our methods in learning and education: learning by doing, art, fun theory and gamification.
And why Roshd (development)? We deeply believe that in all the events and moments of life there are opportunities for everybody to grow, opportunities that if discovered and correctly applied, can obviously and intuitively be imported in our lives. Many of us unconsciously use these opportunities to improve our lives. But it is necessary to benefit these events around us more by developing and empowering our skills.
Considering this viewpoints, we chose the name of Roshd for our café, as we want our trainees to see and apply these developments objectively and intuitively in their individual and social lives.