Doha, May 24 (QNA) - Senior executives of INJAZ Qatar Thursday lauded and honoured the hard work and contributions of corporate volunteers and educators towards building the capacities of youth to develop them into future business leaders of Qatar. Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA) at Taqdeer, the annual volunteers and teachers appreciation banquet held at Four Seasons Hotel today, INJAZ Qatar Executive Director Aysha Al Mudehki said, "This is our small token of appreciation for all our supporters in helping build the entrepreneurial and financial skills and empowering young people to succeed in the global economy."
INJAZ Qatar Founder and Chairperson Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser Al Thani, thanking the gathering comprising corporate volunteers, educators and supporters, said, "This initiative is growing stronger, thanks to your support. A big thank you to all for giving INJAZ Qatar the opportunity to spark something in the minds of our youth."
INJAZ Qatar has been building entrepreneurship and capacities of youth through their school progammes over the last five years.
Praising Sheikha Hanadi's role in this iniative Al Mudehki said in her address to the gathering, "Without your patronage and guidance we would not have been able to reach this far as we have achieved more than 80% of our targets."
From 25 partners INJAZ Qatar has expanded to 39 in 2012 and the group's courses are delivered in 20 schools in Qatar. Al Mudehki specifically named two schools - the Doha Independent School and first time participant Al Rayyan School for their commitment and passion for learning.
She also praised Qatar University saying, "They are the first university that opened doors for us" and added, "we are nothing without the proactive role of volunteers".
Al Mudehki, who was appointed Executive Director of INJAZ Qatar last year in March, thanked the corporate sector namely Qtel, Maersk Oil and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority for contributing volunteers.
ExxonMobil Qatar President and General Manager Barton P. Cahir, who was present at the event, told QNA, "INJAZ Qatar's work is significant since they empower youth with critical life skills that are vital succeed in the business world."
INJAZ Qatar's educators conduct weekly courses on topics like 'More than Money' which teach 8th grade students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, and businesses they can start or jobs they can perform in the future.
Talking about courses that empower youth, INJAZ Qatar Advisor Fayza Saad Mehana said, "It's about imparting knowledge and developing self-confidence to become successful once they step into the world. We do this by connecting young people to role models from the business and corporate sectors."
Regarding the group's future plans Al Mudehki, who previously worked at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), said, "We plan to start a volunteers community club in the future." (QNA)