Commenting on MIT’s new global strategy, Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Community Jameel International, said:

“MIT increasing its focus on the Middle East and North Africa as part of their global strategy to help improve lives is welcome news.

“As a key partner, Community Jameel is proud to work closely with MIT on a range of initiatives to tackle pressing regional challenges, including alleviating poverty through J-PAL, improving food and water safety and security through J-WAFS, and sparking a renaissance in education through the recently announced Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). We are also helping young students from the region study at MIT through the Jameel-Toyota Scholarship programme.

“Our partnership with MIT has the potential to help transform communities in Saudi Arabia and make a real difference to improving lives around the world.”


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