Jun 04 2012
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INJAZ Al-Arab ranked amongst world's top 100 NGOs
The Global Journal acknowledges INJAZ Al-Arab's contribution towards tackling Arab youth unemployment
Doha, June 4th 2012: INJAZ Al-Arab has been acknowledged as one of the world's most influential NGOs by The Global Journal. As the first international ranking of its kind, the list recognizes the dynamics and innovations of the non-profit world and the level of impact its key players have on a social, economic, and humanitarian level.
The accolade places the organization on par with world-leading NGOs including, Oxfam, Doctors without Borders, TED Talks and the Wikimedia Foundation amongst others. INJAZ Al-Arab is additionally one of the only two organizations from the MENA region to join the global ranking, reaffirming its commitment, dedication and influence in tackling the grave issue of Arab youth unemployment. The second MENA organisation listed is Mideast Youth, set up by Esra'a Al Shafei.
Commenting on The Global Journal's acknowledgement, Soraya Salti, Regional Director of INJAZ Al-Arab and Senior Vice President of MENA for Junior Achievement Worldwide stated, "Across the region Arab youth have stood up and actively stated 'we need work, we need opportunities' - it is now time for governments to answer them. However the solution is not that simple and governments cannot provide jobs for everyone, nor can the private sector.
"Our organization firmly believes in the capabilities of today and tomorrow's youth and I'd like to thank The Global Journal for their recognition of our teams' hard work and promotion of our cause to a wider audience. I'm immensely proud of everyone who works at, and with, INJAZ Al-Arab and I thank you for your tireless efforts and contributions - we would not be able to reach out to youth without your support."
INJAZ Al-Arab is unique in the sense that it emphasizes the importance of education and career initiatives to young Arabs, providing equal opportunities to them regardless of gender, background or social status.
"Today we have reached one million students - it took us nearly eight years to get there. In the future we want to reach one million youth on an annual basis. Immediate action is needed as 100 million graduates are expected to enter the labor market in the next 15 years - all of whom will want jobs," added Salti.
The Global Journal is a print and online publication based in Geneva and New York that covers the issues and players shaping global governance today. Committed to providing compelling and insightful content distinguished by the highest journalistic standards, the publication features exclusive interviews with key players, covers current debates and thought-provoking ideas, and offers in-depth reports and compelling images to a growing international audience.
About INJAZ Al-Arab
INJAZ Al-Arab harnesses the mentorship of Arab business leaders to help inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and business innovation among Arab youth.
Operating in 15 countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, INJAZ Al-Arab is a confederation of national operations collaborating with corporate volunteers and Ministries of Education to provide experiential education and training to Arab youth in work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
The only organization in the MENA region that aims to equip students with practical business-related skills as part of the regular educational curriculum, INJAZ Al-Arab programs offer students an unbroken chain of educational opportunities that will strengthen their innovation, deepen their understanding of the business world, and give them professional qualifications to enable their success in the global economy.
In parallel, it fosters among business leaders a responsibility for investing their resources in the future of the region's youth and by mentoring and inspiring young people to rise to their true potential. Since its inception in 2004, INJAZ Al-Arab programs have reached 1,000,000 students and engaged 21,000 volunteers.
A National Board of Directors leads each INJAZ country operation, with the INJAZ Al-Arab Regional Board responsible for directing overall strategy and organizational governance. These bodies comprise the region's top business leaders who share a common ideal for the Arab youth.
INJAZ Al-Arab is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA Worldwide).
About JA Worldwide™
JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization committed to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Now in its 91st year, JA Worldwide provides hands-on, experiential learning in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness to 9.8 million students annually. With offices in 123 countries - and an extensive network of partners from the private and public sectors - JA Worldwide mobilizes a global force of business volunteers to teach in-school and after-school programs that give students the tools they need today, to succeed tomorrow. These programs show young people how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs, which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and help strengthen their communities. For more information, please visit www.ja.org.
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