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"
#EidMubarak from our INJAZ Al-Arab family to all! Wishing you all prosperity, peace, and good health on this day.… https://t.co/7uYYuPqwWD— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) June 25, 2017
أجمل التهاني وأطيب الأماني من عائلة إنجاز العرب بمناسبة عيد الفطر المبارك. #عيد_الفطر #عيد_سعيد https://t.co/gS6goTet50— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) June 25, 2017