Injaz trains 8,755 students in underserved schools in April 2011
After Egypt’s revolution, our schools faced significant delays to their schedules. After being closed for several weeks, schools were very behind, leaving little time for planned Injaz courses on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy.
On the other hand, many Egyptians were experiencing a renewed passion for volunteerism, reflecting a spirit of building a new Egypt. Feeling the momentum of this spirit ourselves, Injaz responded to these changes by launching a new format that allowed public school students to complete an entire Injaz course on in one day: "Injaz -IN-A-DAY."
Together with volunteer mentors from private companies, including Mars, Mobinil and AmCham, Injaz Egypt impacted over 8755 students this semester and is on schedule to reach a total of 58,000 students this school year.
Using this format, we were able to reach in just one month:
5660 Students for More than Money (4160 in Cairo and 1500 in Upper Egypt)
3095 Students for It’s My Business (2595 in Cairo and 500 in Upper Egypt)
More Than Money: Teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, and innovative businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. Through hands-on activities, students develop a better understanding of the relationship between what they learn at school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.
It's My Business: Emphasizes entrepreneurship and provides a strong focus on social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations.
INJAZ Egypt delivers experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, effectively enriching the ability of young people to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their communities and economies. INJAZ has been working in Egypt for more than a decade to promote the skills of employability and to promote entrepreneurship among Egypt’s chronically unemployed youth. Partnering with business and educational institutions across the country, INJAZ supplements school curriculum with programs designed to build the capacity and realize the potential of students and young graduates.
The INJAZ Company Program has two overarching aims. Firstly, to foster an understanding of the world of work and a spirit of entrepreneurship through the principle of ‘Learning by Doing’, and secondly, to encourage young people to think globally about their enterprising potential and activities. In joining the INJAZ Company Program, students become part of a growing and thriving community of ambitious, creative, resourceful and hard-working young men and women who are keen on shaping and transforming opportunities across the Middle East and North Africa region. Through INJAZ Company Program, high school and university students get to learn how to start up their entrepreneurial companies.