Injaz Bahrain, a member of Junior Achievement (JA)Worldwide, the world’s largest non-profit business education organisation, had impacted over 135,000 students during the closing academic year 2021-2022.
At its annual board meeting in-person Injaz said its board members have been instrumental in engaging more than 1,700 volunteers and mentors to deliver its programmes in more than 300 schools and 10 universities across Bahrain.
Among the key notable achievements was the unveiling of Injaz Bahrain’s new brand identity. The newly launched identity is a milestone in Injaz Bahrain’s journey as it introduces a new youth-oriented vision underscoring the importance of empowering young people to build skillsets and embrace mindsets necessary to create thriving communities.
Injaz Bahrain Academy
The non-profit organisation highlighted its collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport to establish the Injaz Bahrain Academy and how this partnership would help achieve a national vision of innovation, excellence, and empowerment of the youth at a national, regional and global level.
Commenting on the successes of the organisation, Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairperson of Injaz Bahrain said: “As part of Injaz Bahrain’s membership within the larger JA Worldwide organisation, we are proud of the impact that the chapter has made with national youth as they grow into the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, who serve their communities to their fullest potential. We thank our partners for their continuous support and reaffirm that it is through collaboration and partnerships that we bring positive change to our communities, change that delivers on the national vision of sustainable human capital development.”
Young Entrepreneurs Competition
As part of its plans, Injaz Bahrain is set to host its annual Young Entrepreneurs Competition which will see the participation of students from 15 High Schools and 10 Universities in Bahrain. The competition is set to take place by the end of June at Wyndham Grand Hotel.
Other prominent highlights shed light on Injaz Bahrain’s collaboration with BBK to develop a new programme catered to spreading awareness on the fundamentals of Banking to high school students and their respective educators. Additionally, Injaz Bahrain is also set to partner with both members of the board and non-members to offer its talented pool of ESP (Entrepreneurship Skills Pass) alumni more than 79 internship opportunities across diverse sectors of the industry.
Utilising its social media channels to bridge knowledge gaps and educate its students, Injaz Bahrain’s upcoming initiatives include broadcasting its signature ‘Job Shadow programme’ in partnership with Bapco and Al Ghaliya. The programme introduces students to careers through one-day, on-site orientation where students get to learn more about the workplace and the potential careers opportunities available.
The meeting was also attended by Injaz Bahrain board members including Dr Abdulrahman Saif – Group Chief Executive BBK; Ali Al Baqali – CEO Alba; Anwar Murad – Deputy CEO Al Salam Bank; Chris Russell – CEO HSBC; Dana Buheji- Chief Human Resource Officer NBB; Essa Al Jowder – EY Office Managing Partner; Hussain Rajab – CEO Tamkeen; Khaled Kanoo – Director Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo; Michel Sawaya – CEO Citi Bahrain; Mohammed Al Moayyed – Chairman of Al Moayyed International Group; Sattam Al Gosaibi – CEO KHCB; Shaikh Bader Al Khalifa – GM Corporate Communications and Sustainability at Batelco; Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat – CEO KFH; Yasser Alabbasi – President GPIC; Hana Sarwani - Executive Director Injaz Bahrain.-- TradeArabia News Service