Dubai: Kanara Entrepreneurs Ltd. (KEL) Dubai, hosted a member’s event on August 21 to mark the World Entrepreneurs’ Day. The day is dedicated to create awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation the world over.
The non-profit, mutual benefit corporation chartered and founded by individuals from the Kanara region to encourage, support, guide and nurture entrepreneurship, has been serving the community in Dubai for over 17 years.
The event covered variety of items on the agenda that included installation new office bearers and presentations by the members who are budding entrepreneurs. The impressive presentation by the youngest CEO from the community, Craig Fernandes, who at 21 conceived and successfully launched an enterprise called LOCK&STOCK (https://www.lockandstock.app) gained attention in the event.
LOCK&STOCK is a free to download mobile application focusing on the educational sector intended at helping students by discouraging the use of mobile phones during classes. The company aims to reduce the use of cell phones by students and encourage their digital wellbeing by providing rewards and points when they stay off their phones, which helps them in securing global university admissions and impressive scholarships.
Three members of KEL Dubai who showcased their businesses are Ronald Olivera, Zillion Pathways Coaching Institute, Wilfred Mathias, Premier Advertising Material Trading LLC and Rajesh Sequeira, Wingsway Training Institute.
According to several attendees, the event offered an opportunity to share enriching experiences by speakers from different backgrounds.
Aloysius Fernandes, Director at KEL, introduced KEL, its objectives and guiding principles to the members and guests. The outgoing President Robert Dsa addressed the gathering and highlighted the good work done by the organisation during one of the most challenging periods of our time due to the pandemic. Chairman Ivan Fernandes administered the oath of office to the new office bearers and the incoming new President William Dsouza, speaking to the members laid out the vision and future plans for the coming years. The main speaker Craig Fernandes was felicitated by Chairman Ivan Fernandes.
Charles Dsouza, Director of Events delivered the vote of thanks. The entire program was hosted by Rajesh Sequeira, a member of KEL.