Belief in the boundless potential of Arab youth

INJAZ Al-Arab is ranked 120 in TOP 200 World by NGO Advisor


Organization Name
Belief in the boundless potential of Arab youth
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Type of organization
Year Founded
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HQ Location: City, Country
Amman | Jordan
HQ Mailing Address
P.O. Box 941033 | 11194 Amman | Jordan
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Dima Masri, +962 6 56 81 163
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
Dima Masri,
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Total Members

INJAZ Al-Arab began its work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region in 1999 and in 2004 became the Regional Operating Center of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW). Since joining JA, and under INJAZ Al-Arab’s founder and former CEO Soraya Salti and current CEO & President Akef Aqrabawi’s leadership, INJAZ grew in program availability and student participation reaching more than 4.3 million students since inception with the support of more than 93K volunteers, 400+ private sector companies, 426 universities, and 4,000 schools. Today, it operates in 13 countries as a federation of national operations. INJAZ Al-Arab’s network includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.


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“By developing relevant, hands on training and mentoring programs for Arab youth and connecting them to business leaders to serve as teachers and role models, INJAZ strives to accelerate young people’s ability to contribute to the economic development of their nations and regions by becoming business leaders and entrepreneurs of their local communities.”

INJAZ Al-Arab’s programs focus on three core areas of business education which are:

  • Work Readiness: The widespread mismatch between the skills attained in school and those demanded by the private sector are feeding current youth unemployment rates. INJAZ Al-Arab programs build teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and leadership skills employers look for.
  • Financial Literacy: Teaching young people about responsible money management is key to building their own financial security and an economically prosperous future for themselves.
  • Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship education prepares youth to be responsible, enterprising individuals. Immersing them in real life learning experiences allows them to take measured risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. This growing number of youth led enterprises creates new jobs and fuels economic development.
Country (or countries) where active
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Alliances, Networks, and Affiliations

INJAZ Al-Arab is an affliliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, JA Worldwide effectively broadens the canvas of possibility for young people, and enriches their ability to both engage in their own economic development as well as contribute to the strength of their families, communities and economies.

The 113 country JA Worldwide network is powered by more than 400,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching over 12 million young people around the world. Through its relationship with Junior Achievement, INJAZ Al-Arab is able to tap into a substantial network of global resources, including the curriculum, experience, and partnerships that Junior Achievement has formed since its inception in 1919.

Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Dima Masri,, +962 6 56 81 163
Contact Information for Fundraising Inquiries
Tamer Zumot, +962 6 56 81 163
Contact Information for Inquiries from Private Sector
Dima Masri,, +962 6 56 81 163

Human Resources

Full name
Akef Aqrabawi
Photo Portrait
Has Held Position Since
Preceded by
Soraya Salti
Number of Employees
Number of Paid Interns
Number of New Hires
Number of Newly Created Positions
Average Age of Paid Staff
Number of Volunteers
93K since inception

Bylaws & Legal

Legal Status
Year of Registration
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Countries Where Legally Represented
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen
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Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
USD 12,764,000