Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), the non-affiliated fully Shari’ah compliant Investment bank licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority, has signed up as corporate volunteers to support INJAZ Qatar. Ten members of staff will volunteer to deliver Injaz’s educational programs.
INJAZ Qatar is part of INJAZ al-Arab, an affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through fun, experimental, hands on programs.
Mike de Graffenried, QFIB CEO commented: “We are proud to support INJAZ Qatar in its endeavor to inspire a culture of entrepreneurialism and business innovation among Arab youth. As a corporate citizen, QFIB is committed to the education and development of Qatari youth. Partnering with Injaz will provide us with an opportunity to transfer our business skills and professional knowledge to the younger generation to help them become successful business entrepreneurs in the future.”
QFIB volunteers comprise heads of various business units in the bank including, finance, compliance, risk, IT, and corporate communications, giving true cross business representation. They will deliver Injaz courses which focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Fayza Mehanna, INJAZ Principal Advisor for Qatar, added: “We are pleased to welcome QFIB as a corporate partner. Financial literacy is a core element of the programme and there is no doubt that the enthusiasm and expertise of QFIB volunteers will motivate students at all levels in developing their business and leadership skills. Participating students will have the opportunity to learn the way the financial sector operates from professionals who have many years of experience in the banking sector. And in a few years time these students will hopefully be the next financial innovators and entrepreneurs, who will take Qatar’s investment banking sector forward.”
The strategic partnership with local and multinational businesses is unique about the INJAZ model. Each semester business leaders send staff into schools, bringing their know-how and enthusiasm into the classroom. These professionals, become role models for students sharing their experience, know-how and success stories while motivating students to succeed.