Education and Training
We champion education for people of all ages, to empower them to lead better lives and create a better world. We create sustainable personal and professional development and promote global awareness of the emerging talent throughout the Arab world and beyond.
Our active partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has lead to many successful and sustained initiatives. In 1994, Community Jameel established the Abdul Latif Jameel-Toyota Endowed Scholarship at MIT to provide financial support for undergraduate students from more than 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. This has since supported over 160 MIT students, many of whom have gone on to establish successful businesses and give back to their communities.
Community Jameel and MIT also partner on the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition, and in 2015, launched a Saudi Arabian chapter. These programs provide opportunities for business leaders of tomorrow to develop their ideas with training and mentorship in a structured program.
In 2017, Community Jameel and MIT co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT, which seeks to spark a renaissance in education in schools, higher education, and workplace learning. Through J-WEL, MIT will make its programs and resources available to schools, governments, NGOs, philanthropists, and businesses, and provide special access to training, workshops, and certification programs, as well as collaborative opportunities with MIT.
Smoothing the transition from education to occupation, in 2009, we played a major role in establishing INJAZ Saudi. Over just two years, this grew to be an independent and self-sustaining program creating employable Saudi youth for the country’s labor market.
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