Kuwait- 16, April, 2015: INJAZ Kuwait today announced that it held its second General Assembly, on Tuesday, 14 April, 2015 at the C Club, in the presence of Mr. Omar Alghanim, INJAZ Kuwait Chairman and with the participation of members of the organization.
The Board of Director financial report was presented for the year ending 31/12/2014, which indicated that the number of students participating in the organizations leadership and entrepreneurial programs are in continuous growth. The 2013 reports showed that almost 2,317 students were trained, as for the year 2014, the number of students increased to reach 5,000; a 16% percent increase, year on year.
During the AGM, Mr. Omar Alghanim gave a speech where he welcomed the attendees and provided an overview of INJAZ Kuwait’s main achievements. Mr. Alghanim said, “The sustainability of INJAZ Kuwait is testament to its great success and to its numerous achievements. The extended reach of INJAZ Kuwait’s leadership and entrepreneurial programs, which are listed under three pillars; Entrepreneurship, Work Readiness and Financial Literacy, proves just how determined the organization is to educate and empower a generation that is equipped to own its economic success.” Mr. Alghanim concluded his speech by acknowledging all INJAZ-Kuwait sponsors and supporters for their long-lasting dedication to the development and growth of the organization.
Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bader Al Kharafi, emphasized the organizations determination to develop Kuwait’s youth by providing innovative, educational programs that aim to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills in their fields. “Fostering a program and financing it is considered a major factor when looking to transform it from an idea into a mature business, and this is why the ‘INJAZ 2014 Company Program’ wasn’t presented merely as a training program but as one that touches on the realities of the economy. Today, in collaboration with the private sector, INJAZ Kuwait has proven that it is a unique and valuable source of innovative and entrepreneurial projects, and we are very grateful for the continuous support we receive from all our partners, schools, universities and volunteers.”
Mr. Al Kharafi expressed his hopes to bring more partners on board of the INJAZ initiatives, in order to further contribute to the advancement of Kuwait’s young entrepreneurs and the establishment of new start-ups that will take them to an international level.
With regards to INJAZ Kuwait’s 2015 strategy, several initiatives were suggested by the organization, which entail increasing INJAZ Kuwait’s exposure to the public and private educational institutions by implementing programs for Middle school, High school, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), and Universities, to raise corporate volunteering awareness in the private sector. The 2015 strategy also includes approaching more companies in the private sector and establishing an active CSR relationship to engage them in our mission, while engaging more students in its annual ‘Company Program’ Competition.
The proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year was also discussed during the General Assembly, and the reassignment of Ernst & Young and Aiban Usaimi and Partners as legal auditor for the year.