Manama, Bahrain : A memorandum of understanding was signed on January 20, 2020, between INJAZ Bahrain and the BMMI Group, resulting in the company supporting 20 INJAZ Bahrain students with full scholarships each year.
Ms. Hana Sarwani, Executive Director of INJAZ Bahrain, and Mr. Marek Sheridan, CEO of BMMI, signed the agreement at BMMI’s premises with several members in attendance including Ms. Esraa Janahi, Company Program Manager at INJAZ Bahrain and Ms. May Al Mousawi, Corporate Communications and CSR Manager at BMMI.
In-line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 goals for continued economic development, this agreement will enable students to pursue their goals, prepare for a successful future and will empower Bahraini youth to succeed in the global economy.
“We are proud to work jointly with BMMI to help our students achieve their goals,” said Ms. Hana Sarwani. “This comes as a token of recognition for the efforts made and the time dedicated by our students. We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. Marek Sheridan and Ms. Reem AlTajer, BMMI’s CSR Partner, for both their continuous support and trust in our mission.”
“We are looking forward to the opportunity to support these talented students and to explore various ways we can help further their education and future careers,” said Mr. Marek Sheridan. “Supporting communities where we operate is of high priority to us at BMMI, especially when it comes to education which is one of our CSR policy’s focus areas.”
Since its inception, INJAZ Bahrain has spared no effort in launching and fostering initiatives that would enable students to learn new skills, acquire knowledge about the market and prepare for a successful future. With the support of its partners, staff and volunteers, INJAZ Bahrain has been able to reach more than 220,000 of students over the past 15 years.
BMMI believes that investing in people and local communities is of utmost importance. The Group is an active and involved partner, with a CSR strategy that supports various programmes that lead to meaningful contribution, development and advancement of the local community.
About INJAZ Bahrain:
The purpose of INJAZ Bahrain is to inspire and prepare young Bahrainis to succeed in a global economy. With the support of positive adult role models who volunteer their time, INJAZ Bahrain enables young students understand business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and work-readiness. INJAZ programs also encourage confidence and motivate young people to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. These learning experiences establish the foundation upon which today’s students can acquire the skills and aptitudes necessary to succeed in a fast-changing world.
INJAZ Bahrain volunteers are supported by 19 committed community leaders who serve on the board of directors. These professionals provide the organization with valued guidance and support. In addition, INJAZ Bahrain works with a number of local collaborations and affiliations. These relationships ensure that efforts are not duplicated and that available resources are used in the most effective ways possible. Non-profit INJAZ Bahrain began serving the community in 2005. It is supported by funds generously granted by foundations and area businesses. Individuals also contribute to the organization, and they assist with fund-raising activities throughout the year. The organization is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide that has a presence in more than 119 countries around the world.
Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with international operations in nine countries in the Middle East and Africa, BMMI is a diversified retail, distribution, hospitality, shipping and contract services and supply group, supported by an advanced and integrated logistics capability.
Listed on the Bahrain Bourse, and with over 130 years of uninterrupted operations in the Arabian Gulf, BMMI is now one of the leading private sector business enterprises in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the GCC region and a fast growing multinational organisation. With a multicultural workforce representing over 40 different nationalities, the Group currently operates strategic branches, associates and joint ventures across the Middle East and Africa.
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