INJAZ Bahrain held its annual board companies’ coordinators meeting earlier this month in the organization’s Manama headquarters. The meeting aims to enhance the ongoing relationship between INJAZ Bahrain representatives and its key partners as well as to brief them on INJAZ Bahrain’s business plans for the upcoming 2017/2018 academic spring semester.

INJAZ Bahrain board companies in attendance included: GPIC, Bapco, Alba, Banagas, Gulf Air, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Citi Bahrain, E.K.Kanoo, Batelco, BBK , EY, HSBC, Qays Al Zubai Attorney & Legal Consultancy, Gulf Hotels Group, Tamkeen, Ithmaar Bank, Al Salam Bank.

Ms. Hana Sarwani, INJAZ Bahrain’s COO began the session by thanking the partners for their invaluable support and continued cooperation with INJAZ Bahrain, saying: “INJAZ Bahrain is proud of the support provided by our partners, who share in our vision, to enable Bahrain’s youth by providing our volunteers with further opportunities to develop and grow in addition to supporting INJAZ Bahrain’s programs within their organizations. INJAZ Bahrain and its business partners are working jointly to provide opportunities for youth to explore their potential and develop the necessary skills to excel as the future business leaders of Bahrain.”

Ms. Marwa Adel, Media and Business Development Officer at INJAZ Bahrain, added: “Our board members are strong believers of our mission to empower Bahrain’s youth to thrive in the global market. Enabling volunteers, providing them with real-world professional insights and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to succeed is the heart of our Board company coordinators roles.”

The meeting highlighted that approximately 30,000 students would benefit from the 15 INJAZ Bahrain programs implemented across the Kingdom’s primary, secondary and intermediate schools as well universities and private schools for the 2017/2018 academic year. Other key highlights from the meeting included discussions with company coordinators around INJAZ’s newly introduced business initiatives, incorporating input from INJAZ’s partners and dialogue about potential future engagements.

The role of the company coordinators working with INJAZ Bahrain is to boost program support and volunteer engagement, as well as the integration of INJAZ Bahrain programs within partner organizations to deliver high caliber professional opportunities to volunteers and youths.

INJAZ Bahrain is a non-profit organization established in 2005 as part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, aimed at inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global economy. INJAZ Bahrain programs focus around three pillars: Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Work Readiness. The programs are offered by hundreds of volunteers from across the private sector institutions every year. Over the past 12 years, more than 130,000 students benefited from the 15 programs that the organization offers.