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Waqfe, AIESEC sign agreement for internship programme

MANAMA, September 28, 2018

Bahrain-based Waqfe, a leading fintech solutions provider, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the non-profit organisation, AIESEC, to create opportunities for over 100 Bahraini interns.

The collaboration will enable 100 talented Bahrainis to intern in different parts of the world with AIESEC, said a statement from the organisation.

Being a two-way agreement, Waqfe will in turn be accommodating 3 interns from AIESEC, it said.

The agreement is another step taken by Waqfe as part of its internship initiative, which is a loyalty programme that offers various career acceleration opportunities to young Bahrainis. Through the internships with AIESEC, young Bahrainis will benefit from the unique opportunity of working with experts in a number of fields including digital marketing, accounting, and sales in various locations across the world, it added.  

Fatima Al Alawi, chief business officer of Waqfe, said: “We are delighted to have signed such a beneficial agreement with AIESEC.”

“The agreement is certainly in line with both our organisations ambitions to support and create new opportunities for young Bahrainis to advance their careers,” she said.

“The work put in by AIESEC to develop and support young leaders has been immense over the years. By working together, we along with AIESEC will be able to create more opportunity for the Bahraini youth to develop their careers in top organisations from across the world,” she added.

Hasan Alnoaimi, program director of incoming global entrepreneur at AIESEC, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Waqfe for this internship programme which gives young Bahrainis an opportunity to experience various diverse and unique work environments from across the world.”

“I am confident the interns will be able to reap great benefits through the internship programme, as it will equip them for the challenges they will have to face in a high performance work environment,” he added.

So far through the Loyalty Program, over 400 internships have been successfully secured at various corporate organizations and over 800 internships are in line to be placed in the coming months. Gaining immense support from several corporates and institutions across industries throughout the region, the Loyalty Program will be using the support to create over 5,000 new opportunities for young Bahrainis to advance their careers by 2020, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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