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Yemeni students win prestigious competition in Doha

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In dresses representing different Yemeni regions, the Yemeni team is congratulated by Shk. Khalid Bin Zayed AL Nahyan, Chairman of Injaz Al Arab's Regional Board of Directors.

By NY Staff

Female students from Zainab School have participated in a competition organized by Injaz Yemen. The team, after winning the national competition for best project, competed in Doha, Qatar to win the Injaz Al-Arab Young Entrepreneurs award against teams from other 13 Arab countries, among which were Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia and the GCC.

Together with Algeria, the Injaz Al-Yemen’s Creative Generation team was awarded the “Best Student Company” prize.

Injaz Al-Yemen’s team was the only one to be nominated in three categories: Most Socially Responsible Product, Best Innovation, and Marketing.

The Yemeni Creative Generation team was warmly welcomed when they returned at Sana’a Airport. Mohammad Al-Surmi, director of the Education Office at the Capital Secretariat, declared that this victory was a great success not only for the girls, but that it was an important achievement that would help raise Yemen’s reputation.

The Yemen Injaz team was supported by the contribution of various members of the private sector that came together and took care of the training and development of students in various schools throughout the governorate.

It was announced by Munir Ali Daair, Chairman of the Board of Directors, that the team would present the award to the President of the Republic of Yemen, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, before the end of November.

Majed Al-Shumeiri, Executive Director of Injaz Yemen, remarked that the event had been highly competitive and that even better results could be reached if the Yemeni teams were offered further opportunities to develop.

After observing that Injaz Al-Yemen invested more than 90% of its resources in direct activities with less than 10% spent on administrative costs, Munir Ali Daair stated, “We look forward to further support and commitment from Yemen’s private sector to enable Injaz Al-Yemen, a non-profit Yemeni organization funded and supported by the private sector, to spread its activities in Yemen.”