Waqfe Partners with AIESEC to Create Opportunities for Over 100 Talented Bahraini Interns

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left to right are as follows: Amelda Patili, Business Associate, Waqfe; Hasan Al Noaimi, Vice President of Incoming Global Entrepreneur, AIESEC; Ahmed Gad, President of AIESEC in Bahrain; Fatima AlAlawi, Chief Business Officer, Waqfe; Florian Thies, Intern from AIESEC for Waqfe; Ali Ahmed, Business Analyst, Waqfe;

Waqfe, a leading Bahrain based Fintech solutions provider, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the non-profit organization, AIESEC. The collaboration will enable 100 talented Bahrainis to intern in different parts of the world with AIESEC. Being a two-way agreement, Waqfe will in turn be accommodating 3 interns from AIESEC.

The agreement is another step taken by Waqfe as part of its internship initiative, which is a loyalty program 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.

Ms. Fatima Al Alawi, the Chief Business Officer of Waqfe commented: “We at Waqfe are delighted to have signed such a beneficial agreement with AIESEC. The agreement is certainly in line with both our organizations ambitions to support and create new opportunities for young Bahrainis to advance their careers. The work put in by AIESEC to develop and support young leaders has been immense over the years. By working together, Waqfe and AIESEC will be able to create more opportunity for the Bahraini youth to develop their careers in top organizations from across the world.”

Speaking on the occasion, Hasan Alnoaimi, the Program Director of Incoming Global Entrepreneur at AIESEC said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Waqfe for this internship program 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 program, as it will equip them for the challenges they will have to face in a high performance work environment.”

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.

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