Sabic, a global leader in diversified chemicals based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is partnering with Injaz UAE and JA Worldwide, a leader in youth development, to engage students to become community leaders and global citizens.
Through Sabic’s Lights of Our Future initiative, Injaz UAE and 13 other independent JA locations are working with more than 700 Sabic volunteers to deliver in-person and virtual programmes focused on science and technology, environmental protection, health and wellness, and water and sustainable agriculture.
Students in the UAE will gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills for sustainable living through the Lights of Our Future initiative.
“The level of awareness this programme creates among youngsters is really appreciated. It makes the students think outside the box,” said Anbupathy Umapathy, Sabic volunteer.
Students are participating in locally-driven programmes and JA Worldwide’s global learning experiences, including:
JA Career Success: Allows students to explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job such as, resumes, cover letters, digital profiling and interviewing techniques.
JA More than Money: Focuses on raising ﬁnancial literacy to students during the current negative effects of Covid-19 on families. As such; this program is designed to raise education of younger age group students over proper and wise spending, saving and importance of being a SMART Consumer in tough times.
JA educators and volunteers are working together to teach, coach, and mentor students to become workforce ready, interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and motivated to improve their communities. Students are gaining skill sets and mindsets to be ambassadors of a sustainable future.
Jeshua, a student from Amity University, says: “The workshop was very interactive; I did not feel like leaving the session.”-- TradeArabia News Service