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"
#MeetTheTeams: TamaRun is an application to help customers search for gyms based on their own preferences! #YECINJAZ https://t.co/kVcCMIBtMV— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) November 20, 2018
#MeetTheTeams: Ferganic aims to produce compost organic fertilizers by recycling food waste! #YECINJAZ https://t.co/vK0xwmIgYI— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) November 20, 2018
#MeetTheTeams: Inspire for Electrical Industries Company specializes in recycling electronic waste into useful high… https://t.co/IDF5GZfuYp— INJAZ Al-Arab (@INJAZAlArab) November 19, 2018