In North Africa and the Middle East, with 67% of the population under 30, more than a quarter of young people aged 15 to 24 are unemployed. In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the figure is 49%.
Why? According to Soraya Salti, of INJAZ al-Arab, the problem is not a lack of education, but the fact that the education provided by schools and universities fails to match the needs of potential employers.
Her solution is simple: she offers training programs – taught by volunteers from local companies – that give Arabian youth not only the skills required to work in innovative businesses, but also the ability to create them.
"Either these youth become a burden on our economies or they become an engine for growth and prosperity"
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The #roots of success are waiting for you to water them! #BelieveinINJAZ https://t.co/kIDG2Mu5iW— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) October 19, 2017
#INJAZTips: Asking for the right advice is valuable to your business and personal growth! https://t.co/pN5t9qnvsr— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) October 17, 2017