SABIC and INJAZ UAE partner to inspire students to tackle sustainability challenges in their communities.

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Students in UAE will gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills for sustainable living through the Lights of Our Future initiative.

SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (KSA), 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 programs focused on science and technology, environmental protection, health and wellness, and water and sustainable agriculture.

“The level of awareness this program creates among youngsters is really appreciated. It makes the students think outside the box” – Anbupathy Umapathy, SABIC volunteer

Students are participating in locally-driven programs and JA Worldwide’s global learning experiences, including:

JA Career Success: 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 to students during the current negative effects of COVID-19 on families. As such; this program is designed to raise education of younger age group students over proper and wise spending, saving and importance of being a SMART Consumer in tough times.

JA educators and volunteers are working together to teach, coach, and mentor students to become workforce ready, interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), 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”.

About SABIC

SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.

SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy.

The company has more than 31,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 10,090 patents and pending applications, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

About INJAZ UAE

INJAZ UAE is a non-profit organization and a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide working with 10,000 students in the UAE annually. JA Worldwide is one of the world’s largest non-profit business education organizations. It serves as a nexus between the business community, educators and volunteers working together to empower young people to own their economic success. We are dedicated to giving youth the knowledge and skills they need to plan their professional future and make smart academic and economic choices.