Mother’s Day Bazaar, organized by DART Student Club at PSUT, comes to a close
On behalf of PSUT’s President Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai, the University’s Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Rami Salem drew to a close the events of a bazaar organized by the DART Club (Student Entrepreneurship Society), one of the programs run by the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship at PSUT. The bazaar, held on the occasion of Mother’s Day, was held at the Amman Marriott Hotel with the participation of 50 Jordanian ladies from around the Kingdom. The event was organized in cooperation with the Women’s Fund, the Jordan River Foundation, Wild Jordan, USAID, Nescafe, TIPTOP, and the Amman Marriott Hotel, with media coverage from Roya TV Channel and Layalina Magazine.
In a speech given on behalf of the President of PSUT Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai, Dr. Rami Salem expressed how pleased he was with the organization of the bazaar, saying, “We pay special attention to the movement to empower women economically, enabling them to fulfill their role, support their families and make an increased contribution to economic activity. The University works to organize bazaars as part of its ongoing efforts to provide support services for the participating ladies’ activities in the fields of marketing, training and development, in order to increase their sales, since marketing is one of the key challenges facing businesswomen in Jordan.” He also thanked all of the sponsors and everybody who supported the bazaar and contributed to its success.
The bazaar was well-attended by visitors who came in search of distinctive hand-made gifts for Mother’s Day and found they had plenty to choose from among traditional embroidered clothing, traditional hand-crafted products, accessories, silver jewelry, natural beauty products, wooden ornaments, hand-made soaps, and other handicrafts, in addition to family entertainment.
It is worth mentioning that most of the participating organizations that are involved with the support of social entrepreneurship and support for women, took part in the event as a marketing opportunity for themselves, since the bazaar aims to encourage the labor force of hard-working women.
For his part, Mr. Saleh Farajat, Director of Sales and Regional Marketing for Jordan at the Amman Marriott Hotel, said how proud they were to support the students of the Club by providing the venue for the Mother’s Day Bazaar. This is part of a series of events highlighting the responsibility of community service, for which the Marriott International Hotel chain is famous. Marriott is the biggest and most prestigious hotel chain in the world and comprises of 5,700 hotels and thirty commercial landmarks in more than 110 countries. Among its community service works, Marriott provides support for improving the local community, and communicating with visitors to its diverse program of events, as well as supporting entrepreneurs to promote economic growth.
The "DART" Club, or Student Entrepreneurship Society, was founded at PSUT in 2004 and forms the supporting student arm of the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship at the University, where the Club works on networking between academia and the business world. DART is run by a group of university students under the supervision of QRCE and the Deanship of Student Affairs. The Club performs its role by organizing courses and workshops to raise awareness among university students about the importance of entrepreneurship and equipping them with the necessary skills to hone their talents.