InJAz launches training drive for 13,000
Manama, October 7, 2011
InJAz Bahrain, a member of JA Worldwide, a major educator of youth on business and economics, has launched a variety of training programmes seen as benefiting a record 13,000 students.
This is the highest number in six years for inJAz Bahrain as it plans to intensify its school outreach with a total of 13,632 students compared to 9,200 in the last academic year.
The non-profit organisation had set a three-year strategic plan, which aims to reach more than 50,000 students from all educational levels, with intermediate level students forming 60 per cent.
inJAz Bahrain will require an estimated 2,000 volunteers over the next three years to achieve this ambitious project.
'We know that we have set a challenging target for ourselves, but we are encouraged with the outpour of support we have received thus far from our various benefactors, especially within the private sector,' said inJAz Bahrain executive director Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa.
The organisation will also launch three programmes focusing on entrepreneurship and financial literacy to cater to the new markets, bringing the total number of inJAz initiatives to 14.
A team of nearly 550 volunteers will administer the inJAz programmes, which cover three primary pillars - work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
A total of 221 volunteers have already been signed on for the first semester.
'Although the majority of the volunteers came from large organisations, we are grateful to all the companies that have supported us,' said Shaikha Hessa.
'Every contribution, no matter how small, helps us reach our target and bolsters the abilities of as many students as possible.'
The majority of this semester's volunteers are provided by GPIC, Bapco, Batelco, Gulf Air, Citi Bank, Alba, HSBC, Ernst & Young, CBB, Iskan Bank, KFH, BBK, Al Salam Bank and Ithmaar Bank.
This is in addition to Y K Almoayyed & Sons, Tatweer Petroleum, Arig, Tamkeen and the Economic Development Board. – TradeArabia News Service