Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank, today welcomed at its headquarters female students from Ruqaya Preparatory Independent School for the conclusion of the specially-designed Personal Economics course, an INJAZ initiative that is designed to prepare students for professional life. The visit is in line with QFIB’s support of INJAZ Qatar and commitment to the education and development of Qatari youth.
Over 30 young girls, accompanied by Mrs. Mariam El Emadi, Headmistress of Ruqaya Preparatory Independent School were welcomed by QFIB Chairman and INJAZ Qatar Board Member Abdulla bin Fahad bin Ghorab Al Marri. Also present were and Fayza Saad Mehanna, Principal Advisor and Zeina Hasabani, Program Manager of INJAZ Qatar.
“We are pleased to welcome the students of Ruqaya Independent School. QFIB’s partnership with INJAZ provides us with the opportunity to transfer our business skills and professional knowledge to the younger generation to help better prepare for their future,” commented Mr. Al Marri. “Our enthusiastic staff volunteers very much enjoy interacting with the youth of Qatar and nurturing this growing talent,” he added.
The Personal Economics course covered career planning, C.V. writing, interview techniques and personal financial management. The students started with a tour of Al Jazeera Finance, of which QFIB owns a stake. They were greeted by the CEO Khursheed Hassan who gave them a short presentation on Al Jazeera Finance, its products and services.
“I am thrilled to participate and assist in QFIB’s initiative with INJAZ,” said Mr. Hassan. “Understanding personal finance at a young age will be an advantage for these students as they mature and begin their professional lives,” he added.
The students then toured the QFIB offices, where they met with senior Bank executives.
“We thank QFIB for arranging this visit. This is a great opportunity for students to relate what they have learned in personal economics to a real professional environment. It also gives them a chance to explore the financial sector and what employment opportunities exist,” said Mrs. El Emadi. “This is the second year we offer INJAZ courses at the school. The volunteers are role models for our students and motivate our student to succeed.”
QFIB partnered with INJAZ in October of 2010, committing the heads of the various business units at QFIB to deliver INJAZ educational programs focused on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. QFIB Founder & Chairman Abdulla bin Fahad bin Ghorab Al Marri, joined the INJAZ Qatar Executive Board in December of 2010.
INJAZ Qatar is part of INJAZ al-Arab, a division 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