188 scholarships have already been awarded by the philanthropic charity.
By 2025, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education hopes to educate 25,000 Emirati and Arab youngsters, from 20 different nations; giving them the tools they need to be “life-ready.”
This information was made public during an occasion to release the Foundation’s Annual Report (Impact Report), which highlighted the significant success and growth it attained. Its charitable education programs have influenced the lives of 18,000 recipients in 21 nations, with 12% of them being Emiratis and 88% being young Arabs from the region.
188 scholarship winners graduated, and 13 new multi-sector partnerships were established. Supporting 50,000 Emirati and Arab youngsters to prepare for further education, entrepreneurship, professional jobs, and future-proof employment is another goal for 2025.
The recently released report demonstrated the effects of four new initiatives including NOMU, a multi-sector youth development programs that offers Emirati youngsters options for high-quality training.
Revealing insight into the creative schooling arrangements and legitimate associations while teaming up with key partners and organizations, Dr Sonia Ben Jaafar, Chief of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Starting point for Training said, “we’re glad for the Establishment’s prosperity to date, extending our compass, and supporting thousands additional understudies across many nations. The Establishment is here to serve the local area and last year’s Yearly Report showed the more profound, more extensive, and really enduring positive effect the Establishment is having, working on the instruction and ability environments to increment joint efforts and bona fide organizations. Emirati and Middle Easterner youth genuinely should get great schooling potential open doors that lead to raised livelihoods, and empower them to contend, succeed and accomplish their objectives as we pursue a reasonable future.”
Successful partnerships last year included organizing the inaugural MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp for the Arab area with 120 participants, 76% of whom were Emiratis, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).
“By 2025, we want to have empowered 25,000 young people, which is significant in and of itself because the initiative offers different learning pathways for those who learn in different ways and who want an alternative to the traditional “just let me get a four-year university degree and get a job” path. Others genuinely want to learn new skills and embrace a different type of work. Additionally, it examines the nation’s sustainability policy and the UAE’s core industries, placing them front and centre “Jaafar later on.
We perform training and have recruiting partners on board to connect them to the corporate sector, the private sector, and to the training programs, she continues, adding that “our first program under this effort is called Tech up. It’s a road you can take to advance or use for a better working environment.”
The Al Ghurair Young Thinkers’ Program (YTP), which provides youth with a digital platform and transferrable skills, is also mentioned in the report.
Additionally, the Foundation launched a pilot initiative in association with Virtual Internships to provide mentor coaching for virtual job placements on a local and global scale.
To reinforce the educational systems that lower barriers to higher education, new strategic alliances were also agreed upon, such as the American University of Beirut opening the Abdulla Al Ghurair Hub for Digital Teaching and Learning last year. Furthermore, the University Consortium for Quality Online Learning allowed the Foundation to expand its operations (UCQOL).