Teachers welcome INJAZ UAE into their classrooms because they help young people connect the academic content with what they will experience in the world outside of school when making decisions about work and personal finances.
Students have unlimited opportunities but not always the skill sets to use them. INJAZ UAE brings private sector mentors to teach students work skills that are usually not part of the typical school curriculum, but key to their future success. INJAZ UAE programs focus on Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy skills and are offered free-of-charge for students. Mentors are professionals who can give students real time, real life education about the modern market.
“It was a learning experience for us, interacting with students. They taught us how to still be energetic & enjoy what we do.”
“INJAZ UAE programs gave us the chance to share our ideas and how to plan it and make it big. This is a good experience and would recommend people to join INJAZ UAE programs, they gave me the trust to talk and share self. I learnt how to plan and what to do I need to consider before starting a business. The most memorable aspect of the program the volunteers who came were so nice that I can't forget them.”
“I enjoyed the way the work and organized. The volunteers supported very well and INJAZ UAE program interact me so much to develop my skills. How to think of new creative project that helps us and community. INJAZ UAE program change my thoughts to do many things according human. My advice to other students to join INJAZ program its very helpful and develops skills.”
“INJAZ UAE program is very enjoyable as it teaches students manners and responsibilities. It shows a hint to seniors of how future jobs are applied. Our Volunteer was very supportive and helpful. He showed great support to the team and provided creative ideas. He supported us with examples and care. I learned the manners of becoming a leader and develop qualifications for future career. It also widens the minds in business sector. I can improve my future skills and know the abilities that lack to develop my future. I advise them to subscribe and be part of companies like INJAZ UAE. everything will be memorable, the team, the work, the creativity, ideas and the supervisor.”
“I enjoyed the relationship between the employees and I learnt a lot about innovative skills in the INJAZ program. I can now apply all the skills that we have learned in this workshop and would advise other students to attend them as well.”
“I enjoyed every activities and we learnt lot of information through this program. Volunteers supported me, I got some experience from them and I knew that volunteering is a nice thing. We learnt that the working as a team will make the work so much easier. They told me that the volunteering is something important in life and we should try it.”
“No words to describe this experience as it contained everything a student needs to become an adult and get his/her ideas out. INJAZ Program helped me get over the fear of speaking and presenting in front of a group of people. It also helped me in gathering ideas.”
They encourage us to develop our skills. The volunteer was helpful to me and I think he is well qualified. INJAZ Program developed my mind and helped me to make good decisions for my future. I advise them to participate at INJAZ UAE and learn from them. The challenges and providing the truth.
It is a way for great and creative mind to show their talent. It was great. We had volunteer which helped us by giving us ideas. I learned through this program how to help the world. I aim to create something that will help situations around us better. We were one, we are one and we will be one. The most memorable one was the presentation.
“Working in a team, sharing thoughts, and meeting volunteers that helped us with our future skills were the things I enjoyed about the JA INJAZ program. The volunteers helped us a lot by giving us some ideas and new thoughts, also they gave us new information and skills that we didn’t know about. We learnt many new skills such as being a good listener and working in a co-operative team. I would advise others to attend the INJAZ UAE program because team work will develop their skills by co-operating, gaining new knowledge and working well with teammates. The creative ideas we used and learning from other groups was the most memorable for me in the program.”
The INJAZ UAE program got us moving and opened our minds to our skills. It was great, the volunteers provided us with useful information for our careers and about skills. I learned a lot about the HR department and why teamwork is important. The program will guide me to the right career. It helped me to stay focused, know skills and develop them for a better future. The most memorable moment was coming up with an invention and the idea with my classmates.”
“The INJAZ UAE program enhances our personal skills, it focuses on group work and creativity and helps innovate. It was very good; the volunteers instructed us and guided us in the given activities. I learned about different careers especially the HR section, and about the INJAZ program. This program gave me the needed information to choose my path and my work, as well as knowledge. I would advise others to attend INJAZ events and programs because it will benefit them. The most memorable aspect was the workshop and the challenges between the groups.”
“I enjoyed the relationship between the employees and I learnt a lot about innovative skills in the INJAZ program. I can now apply all the skills that we have learned in this workshop and would advise other students to attend them as well.” - Maitha Hasan Al Baloushi, Student
“High communication skills, the presenting and the way we had to get our point out were the things which I enjoyed in the INJAZ program. The volunteers had enough experience and explained the roles in the company clearly. I learnt what a new employee should do, what skills they should have and how we can be innovative in every kind of job. The program gave me whole new ideas on how the environment works and how to be a creative worker. I would like to advice students to attend the workshop because they’ll get new ideas about interaction. The most memorable moment is how we start the workshop by solving the game and how we learnt to manage our time and finish up tasks accurately and efficiently.” - Mouza Al Ghufi, Student
“I had a pleasant time at the INJAZ program as we had lot of fun while learning and the volunteers helped us with brainstorming and providing us with some ideas. I learned new skills that are needed to start a business and new business terms that we can use. This program has made think more about how to plan for my career and I was inspired to start my own business."Rasha Majed Shat, Student
“We gained information, knowledge and skills from the INJAZ program and I loved participating in the activities. The volunteers are very good speakers and they share their knowledge with us and were very supportive with the group activities. I learnt a lot about leadership, entrepreneurship, project planning and presentation skills. I might think about changing my major, INJAZ has inspired me. I would advise other students to participate in this program; it’s a very important experience to gain and share.” - Ameena Al Rashedi, Student
“INJAZ UAE program is very enjoyable as it teaches students manners and responsibilities. It shows a hint to seniors of how future jobs are applied. Our Volunteer was very supportive and helpful. He showed great support to the team and provided creative ideas. He supported us with examples and care. I learned the manners of becoming a leader and develop qualifications for future career. It also widens the minds in business sector. I can improve my future skills and know the abilities that lack to develop my future. I advise them to subscribe and be part of companies like INJAZ UAE. everything will be memorable, the team, the work, the creativity, ideas and the supervisor.” - Eissa Bamatraf, Student
"This programme directly addresses one of the UAE's most pressing challenges, which is to guide and encourage young Emiratis into the workplace, and more precisely into business and private enterprise. Teaching young people about work skills and business is key to building their own job security and an economically prosperous future." - Dhafer Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Agthia
"Teaching youth life skills is such a gratifying experience. It is equally satisfying for me to witness first hand the transformation in students by the end of the session as they learn about spending and saving. It is truly time well invested in them.""
“This program was a great way to give back to the local community. Those students were the bright young ladies and gentleman and our volunteers felt proud to inspire and encourage the next generation of business leaders.”
ʺI had the Privilege of taking part in this great program. An awesome experience to see these young talented students learn and participate in the mentoring sessions ... They have actually taught me more than i have taught them.”
“It was a great experience to take part in this workshop. I really appreciate that INJAZ UAE provides such workshops for UAE nationals. The most memorable aspect of this program was students coming up with brilliant ideas. They were energetic and highly motivated.”
‘’They want to have a good life and they know that to have it they should get a good education. Our role is to let them realize that ambition comes with big responsibility of diligence, hard work, focus and a good sense of financial literacy.”
The experience of volunteering with INJAZ UAE was very useful, it helps to see the perspective of teenagers. Also, it was very nice to see the motivation and enthusiasm of volunteers.”
This program was a great way to give back to the local community. They are bright young ladies and gentleman and our volunteers felt proud to inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders
“This unprecedented corporate social initiative supports the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to enhance cohesion and closer ties within society and also supports our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility and our strategy to support the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to strengthen Dubai’s position as a cohesive integrated society and our continuous efforts to support philanthropy and humanitarianism locally and globally.”
‘’Working with INJAZ-UAE gave me a unique opportunity to facilitate the development of local students, as I believe they are the future of UAE. They are growing to be the leaders in this country, within the region and across the world as well. I’ve been consistently impressed with the students’ eagerness to engage in thoughtful discussions regarding business acumen and life skills development. I’m proud of being volunteer with INJAZ and the work we are doing to support the development of these future leaders.
‘’INJAZ put everyone to ONE table: the private sector who wanted to serve, the volunteers who wanted to share. It demonstrated to the youth the role models to be inspired by. Young generation needs real examples rather than formal lectures. INJAZ gave me a chance to do what our father Zayed once said "nations are measured by its educated population not by its high rise buildings".
‘’ INJAZ has changed my understanding of business. Business is not just about selling and buying, it is about how a person can be responsible towards people, society, and work. Coming up with innovative ideas is important as well, as I have been voted by my colleagues to be the CEO of the company.’’
‘’ I have always wanted to start my own business and curiously wished to known how to start up a company on my own. INJAZ UAE gave me the opportunity for a hands on experience. I’ve learnt about how to reach the goal you aim for.’’
‘’ INJAZ UAE program gave me the chance to work on my passion. I’ve been surprising myself in this program. I have discovered abilities I didn’t know I had. I am proud of my teammates as I have seen them growing alongside myself.’’
‘’ As an engineering student, I’ve never thought of being an entrepreneur and started my own business. Thanks to INJAZ Company program. I know what it looks like and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. A successful entrepreneur should have leadership qualities, analytical, teamwork skills and calculating risks ability.’’
‘’Through INJAZ UAE Company Program , I’ve gained great experience. I discovered potentials that were buried in me and turned me into an entrepreneur even though I’ve never thought I could be. I have also learned how to act under pressure, how to set priorities and goals and how to communicate with confidence.’’
‘’As a marketing researcher in Al Yazrah (INJAZ Company Program) I’ve learnt how to collect and analyze the data and present it to the clients. In addition to it, I was absorbed in how important to see the connection between all the part of the marketing plan and manage them effectively.’’
‘’ INJAZ UAE competition guided me towards a successful way I found out my abilities in marketing field and exploited them Being the head was an amazing chance, because I’ve learnt about being a good leader With INJAZ UAE I was able to practice my hobby and major, that support my creativity.’’
‘’ INJAZ program gave me an opportunity to meet different people from diverse institutions, to share our experiences and doing tasks together. The Bank of America session was very useful, educational and it was able to broaden our understanding of how to operate. I’ve gained knowledge about financial banking and other divisions. This is a life experience I would advise other students to go for because it provides you with the opportunity and experience that goes beyond academics ones. You get to meet the managers of all the departments of the Bank of America and CEO.’’
‘’ Now I can think about starting my own business. Thanks to INJAZ UAE, because of them I can be on the right path to be successful.’’
‘’ The fact is that INJAZ UAE helps us to learn to avoid financial problems and to become wiser. It was a wonderful experience with the volunteers. Our mentors supported us and taught how to make wise choices. I’ve learned a lot of things, but most important one was how to be wiser and not to share any information. INJAZ UAE program made my life more educative. The most memorable aspect of the program was risk-taking and finance.’’
‘’I loved to learn more about what to do in the future and getting help in improving my public speaking and group working skills. It was a great opportunity, because I learned to be more open minded about my future career and how to make a creative business. Other students should take this opportunity as it will teach them to believe in themselves and prove that they can do anything, because everyone has a talent.’’
‘’ I've enjoyed the whole INJAZ UAE program as it gave me a very good experience. I liked us how helpful the volunteers were and how they motivated to be competitive. In this program, I’ve learned to brainstorm in a short amount of time, working in a group and be confident in what I know. INJAZ has helped me to overcome fear of presenting, because I get nervous when I have to speak in front of others. I’ve learned that I should trust my knowledge. Presenting was the most memorable aspect of the program. I would like to advise other students to be creative and do not be afraid to be different.’’
‘’ I’ve enjoyed the process of exchanging ideas and the opportunity to learn from people who are well skilled. The volunteer had significant experience and I've learned the work breakdown structure of Bank of America and how to prepare yourself for your first job. The INJAZ program opened my eyes to the new level of corporate work. I would advise other students to join INJAZ program. The most memorable aspect was the team spirit.’’
‘’ INJAZ UAE gave me motivation and ambition to achieve my goals, despite the struggles I can face. I acquired a lot of information about how banks operate with corporate clientele. This helped me to focus on my goals. I am motivated to focus more on my goals such as to gain more knowledge, experience and never give up.’’
‘’ The INJAZ UAE program got us moving and opened our minds towards our skills. It was great. The volunteers provided us with useful information for our careers and skills. I’ve learned a lot about the HR department and why the teamwork is important. The program will guide me to the right direction in my career. It helped me to stay focused, learn skills and develop them for a better future. The most memorable moment was coming up with an invention idea with my classmates.’’
‘’ This program was very helpful. We had a lot of fun and wanted to do it all over again. I’ve learnt how to work for a better future and to plan everything. INJAZ UAE programs with Agthia has changed my life. I would recommend other students to try this experience, because it will help them in deciding about their career so much. It was great and helpful.’’
‘’ INJAZ UAE program was very motivating .This program gave us a brief summary of the entrepreneur's life. It helped us to deliver out ideas and transform them into papers and BIG projects as well.’’
‘’ INJAZ UAE was a big step into discovering the corporate world. We’ve learnt to work together as a team under the supervision of specialists who helped us to be prepared for working in real life. We've learned how to set up a company and participated in confidence-building exercises. It helped us to communicate our ideas in a better way. Going to Lebanon to compete against regional teams was a crucial turning point in our education. It was the opportunity to exchange ideas and share our cultural differences and experiences as well as learn how to cope with the outside world.’’-
‘’Participating in INJAZ-UAE was one of my greatest achievements in life, the knowledge, and skills I gained during the program allowed me to be successful today. People always wonder where I gained all these skills from and I reply them with all my confidence that INJAZ UAE helped me to build my future.. This is a chance that has never been given to youth before. This is where our personality, knowledge, thoughts, and ideas can be build.’’
“INJAZ program taught me a lot, I learned how to overcome the difficulties that face us. We have learned how to be business leaders, leading ourselves and others through organizing our time to work and the division of tasks. I got to meet new colleagues who were very optimistic, which encouraged me to complete the work. I liked the idea of establishing our own company. Thank you INJAZ for the wonderful opportunity”
“All educational, government and private institutions ought to adopt and support INJAZ-UAE in everything they need; and I urge them to do so immediately. This is because of the program’s ability to nurture our daughters’ abilities and personalities. My daughter’s ideas have changed a lot after her experience with INJAZ. She was shy and through INJAZ, that shyness and hesitation disappeared. Her self-confidence increased and she started taking the initiative and expressing her ideas, as if a challenge spirit was instilled in her. INJAZ shared the responsibility of raising my daughter in a very professional way, which made a big positive difference in her current and future life insha’Allah.
“I had put in time to help my mentees grow and they had put in time to thank me and make me feel welcome. This was definitely my most rewarding volunteering experience to date. Thank you INJAZ and HSBC for making this experience possible.”
“The phrases that come to mind are 'making a difference', 'make use of my experience', 'mold the next generation'. I was inspired by the enthusiasm of the 21 young lads in the classroom as Itook them through the process of discovery about one of life's essentials - the management of money. Some of them had never thought about the inter-play of life goals and money. The session gave them their first perspective, hopefully a catalyst for their future. I was grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference.
“The experience has been fulfilling and it felt really good to interact with the boys and to teach them basics of financials. The most memorable aspect of the program was the knowledge imparted to the boys, which would be helpful for them in the long run.”
“It was a learning experience for us, interacting with students. They taught us how to still be energetic & enjoy what we do.” Zoeb Adamali — Abu Dhabi Finance, Volunteer Mentor I have enjoyed being a mentor for students who have spectacular caliber created an interactive fun oriented environment in class. INJAZ UAE have arranged a proper channel of delivering work to us based on simplicity of material. We were also able to create a soothing discussion with students. As part of a main stream, present day youth should be guided and shaped as per the future. I have seen the vision of INJAZ UAE and would like to be the mentor of many students. No moments are as memorable as mentoring.”
‘’ The INJAZ UAE company program has truly been an eye-opening and tremendous learning experience. It was great to see how a group of diverse students developed themselves from a very divergent group into a focused company with a great vision and strong sales. I am really proud of this program and the team. ‘’
“I learnt that youth are creative, innovative and fun to work with.”
Volunteering for I-Camp INJAZ UAE has been an intense experience full of empowerment, leadership, and so much FUN! I highly enjoyed contributing on releasing the powerful creative thinking of the new generation´s minds Wonderful project ideas that deserve to come true. Let´s make them real!"
The INJAZ UAE ICamp gave me the opportunity to be a trainer or coach or mentor to other students instead of myself being a trainee being coached by other mentors. It was my first experience to be a mentor and indeed it was exciting and helped me to be more confident to stand up. The most memorable aspect of the program was the motivation, hope and potential was all seen and touched in the session. I benefitted myself to have a mindset of what i want to achieve for my company, myself and the community as whole.”
“It was a pleasure to work with INJAZ-UAE. Not only did the students gain huge insights into entrepreneurship but it highlighted the benefits of student-centered learning with excellent facilitation. Look forward to more innovative and inspiring workshops.”
“A big thank you goes to INJAZ-UAE for the wonderful day our students had here at FWC. They have learned so much about entrepreneurship, leadership, and most importantly about themselves. On behalf of all of our students and management, I would like to sincerely thank you. We are hoping that this is the just beginning of many workshops to come. Our Business students are already asking about the next workshop.”
“This was an excellent event! The students benefited and liked it very much. Thanks to the INJAZ-UAE team including the industry volunteers for arranging the event, driving up here for the day and giving their time. The feedback I received was very positive. The Business and IT students who attended enjoyed it and thought it so worthwhile that they are demanding another round. My students who attended would like “Entrepreneurship” as a course next academic year.”
“Over the course of four years, INJAZ-UAE offered numerous financial programs for female students enrolled at our school. These programs have had a positive impact and were well-received by students; the latest of which was the ‘Personal Economics’ program. Students of the seventh and eighth classes benefitted from this program, with proven effect upon them. Besides the enjoyment affiliated with the training process and distinct workshops, students’ concepts and information regarding financial aspects began to crystallize, and they became more capable of understanding financial issues more inclusively and acquired a broad knowledge of decision-making skills pertinent to their finances, alongside putting their feet on the right track vis-à- vis planning their future from a financial perspective. Moreover, these programs supplemented and enriched mathematics classes at the school via these workshops. The students are utterly satisfied with the program, and so are we. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those involved in providing these programs that have pleased the school and enlightened its students.”
“The Innovation Day Camp organized by INJAZ-UAE at Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) was a unique opportunity for the students to get hands on experience of some of the theories they were learning in class. The format of the Innovation Camp was very entertaining and educational for students. It helped them to think outside the box. The exercise of idea generation and developing ideas from that as a team was the most important and enjoyable activity for students of the Innovation Camp.”
"It was invigorating to interact with bright, young, enthusiastic Emiratis.”
“Reviving & very invigorating. Very happy to be part of this memorable experience. Very useful & provides the students with important skills. The most memorable aspect of the program is the interaction with the students.”