INJAZ Bahrain held its annual appreciation event on Sunday 25th July at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in which it recognized the support extended by its stakeholders. The attendance included the volunteers who supported INJAZ Bahrain in the delivery of its programmes over the last academic year, board members, strategic partners, staff, and guests of honor.
The event started with a speech from Her Excellency Sheikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Alkahlifa, the Executive Director of INJAZ Bahrain in which she thanked the sponsors of the appreciation event - BANAGAS, GPIC, Bapco, HSBC, Ithmar Bank, and Bahrain National Holding.
She then expressed her sincere appreciation to the 537 volunteers for inspiring the youth and sharing with them their business knowledge, experience and know-how, as well as the corporate strategic partners represented who serve on the organization’s board.
“INJAZ Bahrain owes a great deal of its sustained growth and tremendous achievements to the contributions of all our partners and supporters,” Sheikha Hessa said.
“Over the previous academic year, INJAZ Bahrain’s programmes reached 16,800 students, including all secondary schools, 80% of intermediate schools, 30% of primary schools, as well as six universities and a few private schools. This tremendous accomplishment would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers who devoted their time and effort to empower the next generation of Bahrainis to own their economic success with our entrepreneurship, work-readiness and financial literacy based programmes,” she added.
Sheikha Hessa also stressed on the important role the Ministry of Education played in facilitating the programme implementation in all schools. She also touched on the major milestones of the past years and how the organization enriched the learning experience of students with mentorship, internship and community service opportunities to apply what they learned in the work environment.
Speaking in his role as a board member of INJAZ Bahrain, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of BANAGAS also delivered an address in which he commended the volunteers and highlighted the importance of the private sector’s partnership with INJAZ Bahrain as part of its corporate social responsibility. This partnership stems from these private sector organizations’ firm belief in the importance of preparing the future workforce for the challenges of the real business world.
“Partnering with INJAZ Bahrain and working hand in hand with other private sector companies to instill valuable business knowledge and skills in the youth of Bahrain is a real investment in the future and is an immense source of pride for us all,” Sheikh Mohamed said
The 537 INJAZ Bahrain volunteers of the previous academic year were honored at the event and presented with gifts and certificates of appreciation. Donors and individuals with outstanding support were also recognized and presented with awards. The event sponsors, BANAGAS, GPIC, HSBC, Bapco, Ithmar, & BNH were also honored, thanked and presented with appreciation gifts.