MORNING: Opening of ElRehla and introduction to personal toolkit MIDDAY: Storytelling of our personal journeys SUNSET/NIGHT: Focus groups on our work/challenges (work related)
ElRehla is a connective experience bringing people who make things happen together for a 4-day out-of-office experience!
We work to inspire and re-energize our campers as they disconnect from the day-to-day operations
through an agenda that focuses on the mind, body and soul. We focus on these 5 main activity types:
organized networking, business innovation, fitness & fun, relaxation and artistic expression.
This format allows the group to and think of both our work more strategically and our lives more long term.
During the camp both introverts and extroverts connect on deeper levels than traditional training or networking events.
It looks a little like this video:
What core elements do we consider when designing the program that makes ElRehla different?
ElRehla will have a combination of activities, workshops, games and sharing spaces that fall under 5 main session types: BUSINESS INNOVATION / NETWORKING / RELAXATION / FITNESS & FUN / ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
A connective experience bringing entrepreneurs together
“What made elRehla unique compared to other experiences was the combination of fun and business and personal aspects. A relaxing, fun, useful and eye-opening experience”
“I am so so glad I came. I’d just been in the UK, and while I was there was honestly wondering why I was leaving it and coming back to Cairo, but ElRehla reminded why I love Egypt!”
“After spending the last 3.5 years in Silicon Valley, checking-in to 379 events while there…I thought it was going to be hard to attend any event that would top all that…until I joined ElRehla! The camp takes a holistic 360 approach to entrepreneurship with activities built around the mind, body and soul of an entrepreneur”
“Want to share with you that I’m very proud and happy that for the first time since we start our community sustinable model in 2007 to meet such amazing Egyptian youth understand and share our vision of greening our desert with food. The after school learning center for community children is the pillar for health wealthy life.”
“We were 80 people in 2 days we didn’t know each other and now I feel like we are a small family, in reality this doesn’t happen in such a short period of time. I wish that we take what we learnt and use the same approaches to create the same spirit even if on a smaller scale in everything that we do.”
“It’s because of your newsletter I have come to know about the ChangemakerXchange opportunity in Lisbon and now I’m there!”
“The whole experience was brilliant! I learned from the sessions and even more from the attendees, all were willing to share experience and give advice. Activities and early wake ups were really helpful and contributed to an extremely productive day”
“I really liked the flow of the sessions, it was more crowd sourced rather than following a detailed agenda, which made things more genuine and natural”
“I believe ElRehla’s main purpose is to open participants’ minds on where they should take their idea or business next. The networking was great”
“ElRehla was the first push to launch my brand I was chosen one of the 15 best Middle East fashion designers participating in project runway Middle East, my brands name started to be one of the most well known, ethnic wear brands in Egypt”
“The first time I play sports at 6am, discover how much I like simplicity, was able to channel my inner fifi abdo in a play, freestyle playing instruments and dancing on the beach, learn new and interesting things, open up to people I had just met, completely forget that my phone even existed and the list goes on and on”