SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is partnering with INJAZ UAE and JA Worldwide, a leader in youth development, to engage students in learning opportunities that help them become community leaders and global citizens.
Through SABIC’s Lights of Our Future initiative, INJAZ UAE and 13 other independent JA locations are working with more than 700 SABIC volunteers to deliver in-person and virtual programmes focused on science and technology, environmental protection, health and wellness, and water and sustainable agriculture.
“The level of awareness this programme creates among youngsters is really appreciated. It makes the students think outside the box,” said Anbupathy Umapathy, a SABIC volunteer.
Students in UAE will gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills for sustainable living through the Lights of Our Future initiative
- JA Career Success: This allows students to explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, such as resumes, cover letters, digital profiling, and interviewing techniques.
- JA More than Money: Focuses on raising ﬁnancial literacy among students during the current negative effects of Covid-19 on families. As such, this programme is designed to raise the education of younger age group students on proper and wise spending, saving and the importance of being a SMART consumer in tough times.
Students are gaining skill sets and mindsets to be ambassadors of a sustainable future
JA educators and volunteers are working together to teach, coach and mentor students to become workforce ready, interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), and motivated to improve their communities. Students are gaining skill sets and mindsets to be ambassadors of a sustainable future.
According to Jeshua, a student from Amity University: “The workshop was very interactive; I did not feel like leaving the session.”