• By focusing on the trajectories of some of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs of our time, Andrews and Wood remind us of the immense transformative power of individuals relative to governments and other institutions.

    Yves Tiberghien

Übercast: Better World

Soraya Salti

Soraya Salti
  • Born: ca 1970, raised in Jordan
  • Died: Under mysterious circumstances 9 November 2015. Farewell to a remarkable inspiration for Arab youth.
  • Education: BA, University of Utah; MBA, Kellogg School, North Western University
  • Organisation: INJAZ al-Arab
  • Website: INJAZ al-Arab
  • Follow Soraya Salti on Twitter: INJAZAlArab
  • Image credit: Source Skoll World Forum

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"

Soraya Salti on Twitter

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