INJAZ Lebanon Newsletter - November 2015 
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In memory of Soraya Salti...

Soraya was a visionary and a true leader for the Arab region; a women full of courage, passion, spirit and kindness. Soraya’s tragic passing on November 6th, 2015 is a tremendous loss for many, leaving an extraordinary legacy to honor.

Over a decade ago Soraya founded INJAZ Al-Arab, an organization dedicated to create a better future for Arab youth by empowering them with entrepreneurial and employability skills. Soraya has spent the decade mobilizing the private sector and ministries of education in the Arab world to join forces in creating a new generation of business-minded youth who will become entrepreneurs and employees of choice for corporations. Thanks to her relentless efforts the organization grew to include 14 countries positively impacting the lives and future of over two million young people across the Arab region. Soraya’s fantastic energy and optimism will be deeply missed.

In Soraya’s memory and in honor of her legacy, we will continue to advance her work and belief in the Arab youth. Her immense achievements and beautiful spirit will last forever through the millions of lives she has touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with Soraya and her family.

Young Entrepreneurs Competition (YEC) 2015

“MedBox” and “Zawiya” go to Oman!


“MedBox,” a student company from Laure Moghaizel Public School, won the Best Company award at the INJAZ Lebanon Young Entrepreneurs competition held at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on October 3rd, 2015.
Their product Vi Beat is a medical box with multiple tools to help parents administer medicine to their children in a fun and educational way. MedBox will represent Lebanon at the regional Young Entrepreneurs Competition, held in the Sultanate of Oman on the 24th and 25th of November 2015. They were mentored by Marcelle Karkour, Founder and Managing Director at Vitality. 
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The event was held under the patronage of the Lebanese Central Bank, with the sponsorship of MetLife Alico, and with the support of AUB, event host and the Toastmasters Club, event partner.

(...) Supporting INJAZ Lebanon’s work of providing the next generation with the opportunity to become Lebanon’s future entrep- reneurs is extremely important, and we encourage the business community to extend their support to this initiative (…)

Saad A. Andary, Second Vice-Governor, Banque Du Liban

Skills4Life closing conference

INJAZ Lebanon, in partnership with the Welfare Association (WA) and Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP), held the closing conference of Skills4Life, a two-year project funded by the European Union (EU) and providing Palestinian children and youth at risk of dropping out of school with vital education and self-development opportunities.

The conference, held on November 12th, 2015 at Le Bristol hotel in Beirut, was inaugurated by the representative of the Palestinian Ambassador Ms. Ameneh Sleiman, Mr. Abel Piqueras, Program Manager at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, and Mr. Matthias Schmale, Director of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Affairs in Lebanon.   Read More

“We are very pleased with the impact the project has had on participating students’ skills. Connecting these students with professionals from the business sector made them feel more valued and increased their self-confidence.”  Fayza Mehanna, E.D, INJAZ Lebanon

New program Launch – Innovation Camp, sponsored by Citi Foundation

Let the games begin!

INJAZ Lebanon, with the sponsorship of Citi Foundation, is launching a new program titled Innovation Camp (iCamp), a one-day workshop that challenges 75 to 100 students to find innovative solutions to real business challenges using creativity, teamwork, and leadership skills.

A total of five innovation camps will take place during the 2015-2016 academic year, with the first iCamp being held on December 5th, 2015. Public schools participating in the first iCamp include Laure Moghaizel Public School for Girls Beirut, Jal El Dib Public School, Dbayeh Public School, Antelias Public School and Jdeideh Public School.

The workshop, which aims to introduce students to business start-ups in a fun and interactive way, concludes with a competition around a business challenge for best project idea. Citibank Lebanon will be providing the business challenge and the corporate volunteers to mentor students during the first iCamp. INJAZ will also collaborate with other partners for the next iCamps in 2016.
You heard it here first. Stay tuned for more!

Steer Your Career sponsored by MetLife Alico

The car goes where the eyes go...

The Steer Your Career program provides university level youth with the key employability skills they will need to succeed in the workplace: namely leadership, time management skills, professional communication, problem-solving and team dynamics skills.
Seventy-four students from the University of Balamand (33), the American University of Beirut (23) and the non-profit LOYAC Organization (18) have already participated in workshops that allow students to identify and demonstrate work-readiness competencies needed to find and secure jobs—such as resume writing, job search and interview skills. The program also allows students to develop innovative personal strategies to achieve lifelong learning and career opportunities.  Read More

Ripples of Happiness – Fall 2015

Spread the joy!

INJAZ is proud to announce the launch of the Ripples of Happiness competition for Fall 2015. A total of 71 university students, organized in 4 teams including the American University of Beirut (AUB), LOYAC organization, UTOPIA organization and the Lebanese Red Cross Youth Departments in Tripoli and Furn el Chebbak respectively, will participate in the six-week program which emphasizes social responsibility, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy and workplace readiness. Read more

The Ripples of Happiness program is jointly developed by INJAZ Al-Arab and the Coca-Cola Foundation.
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