INJAZ Lebanon Newsletter - September 2015 
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Coming Up in October...

INJAZ Young Entrepreneurs Competition sponsored by MetLife and hosted by the AUB CCECS, October 3rd

Following five months of hard work, nine youth companies, encompassing 148 students between the ages of 16 and 22 are ready to participate in the national Young Entrepreneurs Competition 2015.

This event will take place on October 3rd hosted by the American University of Beirut Center for Civic Engagement and Community Support, under the patronage of Banque du Liban, with the support of MetLife Alico, sponsor of both the Company Program and the competition for 2015 and with the help of our event partner, the AUB Toastmasters Club

The panel of judges includes Mr. Fouad Rahme -General Manager at BLC Invest and General Secretary at RDCL, Ms. Evelyne Aouad Turk –Executive Partner at Sport Evasion/ epositive and Mr. Rabih Shibli -Director of Center for Community Support and Civic Engagement at AUB. Read More

To Success!

INJAZ students receive presentation skills training from the Toastmasters Club at AUB

In preparation for the annual Young Entrepreneurs competition, INJAZ Lebanon arranged for the nine competing student teams to receive professional public speaking training.

Through an interactive workshop, members of the AUB Toastmaster club guided teams through the different steps involved in planning, preparing and performing powerful presentations. Topics ranged from managing anxiety, the power of body language to the technical details of a presentation’s content. Students had the chance to perform in turn and receive direct feedback from the experts. The final business presentations are pitched on October 3rd.

Anyone for Pool?

Tripoli’s Pool Me Up team wins 3rd place in our Ripples of Happiness competition

poolmeup-ROH-Winner-4The university team from Tripoli-based social justice organization UTOPIA proudly snatched the 3rd prize of the spring 2015 round of the Ripples of Happiness competition, a program jointly developed by INJAZ Al-Arab and the Coca-Cola Foundation.  Read More

Ripples of Happiness was a chance for us to take the first step for an innovative solution to a chronic problem in Lebanon, traffic and all the negative effects it brings. (...). We aim to be the number one reference for carpooling in Lebanon as a solution to the traffic and environmental issue”  Aya Meksasi, Team Leader of Pool Me Up.   

Blended at CNAM Bikfaya

INJAZ Lebanon partners with Technica International to deliver Steer Your Career at CNAM Bikfaya

Steer-Your-Career-Technica-CNAM-INJAZ-LebanonLebanon delivered the blended version of the Steer Your Career work-readiness program at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et des Metiers (CNAM) Bikfaya, its first technical university partner, in collaboration with Technica International. Human Resources representatives from the Bickfaya-based automation solutions company delivered the program to 26 mechanical students who learned key employability skills and were introduced to the world of business. Read More

Blended at Balamand!

Rollout of first blended version of the Steer Your Career program at the University of Balamand

The Steer Your Career (SYC) program that targets college students between the ages of 18 and 24, teaching them the required skills they need to succeed in the workplace and achieve their career objectives, was introduced in a new format for the first time at the University of Balamand last spring. Read More

Aramex, Gezairi, FNB and Alt City offer internships to Skills4Life Students

After participating in the third semester’s Leadership Weekend, 28 winning students of the Skills4Life project were gathered to attend an orientation day at the Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) headquarters in Debbiyeh. 

They were subsequently offered internships at Aramex, AltCity, FNB and Gezairi, as well as at the premises of the Skills4Life partners, INJAZ Lebanon, ULYP, and the Welfare Association. Some students chose to run their internship in specific departments such as IT, finance, and customer service while others preferred rotating across several departments. Read More
Skills4Life Project is funded by the European Union

I passed through a very nice experience at Aramex, met many people and built many friendships. It was an excellent opportunity to get an idea about the nature of the work in companies, how to work as a group, how to be a leader there and how to deal with the staff.”(…)
Mohammad Khaled Baddawie, S4L student, Intern at Aramex.

JA Trademark Registration in the MENA region offered by Saba Intellectual Property

Saba Intellectual Property is offering its expertise and support to help manage the trademark portfolio of JA Worldwide Inc. and JA local entities in the Middle East and North Africa region. Saba operates through an extensive network of branch and representative offices across the MENA region, and neighboring regions, and enjoys the reputation of a leading service provider. Saba is active in all areas of prosecution, registration, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and provides a full range of related legal and paralegal services.
INJAZ is very grateful to Saba for its generous and professional support!

More than Money Program Introduced in Tripoli

INJAZ Lebanon has partnered with Tripoli-based UTOPIA Organization to deliver the More Than Money and Entrepreneurship Master Class programs to grade 5 and grade 6 students. 

In May 2015, UTOPIA volunteers successfully delivered the two classes at the Al Aman International School in Meryata, in the north of Lebanon. They schooled the students on how to responsibly earn, spend, share, and save money in their future professional careers. The positive feedback of the partnership allowed it to continue for the coming academic year.
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