Anjez: Inspiring Youth Achievements

Anjez, the Arabic word for “Achieve” is one of the newer platforms for giving a push for the youth to live and pursue their dreams. Manar Al Hinai, founder of the initiative and Senior Vice President at Abu Dhabi Investment Company, shared with us her vision for this amazing initiative:

“The initiative started in 2014 as we felt there was a need for a platform that introduced young Emirati to successful entrepreneurs from the UAE and GCC region who would guide them through their journey and help cater to their concerns. We are pleased with the level of attendance and the partners who have joined us this CSR initiative.” said Al Hinai.

Inside the talk session, Anjez, Paris Sorbonne University, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/01/2016 Photo by Fritz John Asuro/ITP Images;Anjez
Inside the talk session, Anjez, Paris Sorbonne University, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/01/2016 Photo by Fritz John Asuro/ITP Images;Anjez

The Anjez initiative aims to empower young people through a series of motivational talks by Emirati inspirational entrepreneurs who have taken a non-traditional career path. The programme will host follow up several events a year where speakers will talk about their vocations, where their inspiration came from, how they got to where they are and who helped along the way, as well as lessons that they learned.

What makes our initiative special is that every talk is tied to a social cause.

“We raise awareness about a different cause every time through our talks either by giving a donated amount, or have a representative from a social/charity organisation talk about their cause and how people could help out.” Al Hinai said. “So far we have raised awareness about Breathing Numbers, and Abu Dhabi Autism Center.”

Inside the talk session, Anjez, Paris Sorbonne University, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/01/2016 Photo by Fritz John Asuro/ITP Images;Anjez
Inside the talk session, Anjez, Paris Sorbonne University, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/01/2016 Photo by Fritz John Asuro/ITP Images;Anjez

In between the key events, different workshops will be held, led by Emirati entrepreneurs to help budding entrepreneurs with different aspects such as drafting a business plan, applying for a trade license, and how could they go about and choose the right logo for their business.

Last year the initiative hosted a number of guest speakers who provided mini workshops on entrepreneurship for the attendees such as: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi aka The Green Sheikh, Ali Al Saloom, founder of askali.com, and Mohammed Al Robaian a respected brand strategist from Kuwait.

Question and Answer, Anjez, Paris Sorbonne University, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/01/2016 Photo by Fritz John Asuro/ITP Images;Anjez
Question and Answer, Anjez, Paris Sorbonne University, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/01/2016 Photo by Fritz John Asuro/ITP Images;Anjez

“Our goal is to help stimulate future entrepreneurs with this initiative and to provide them and members of the community with the opportunity to speak and interact one-to-one with inspirational and successful people.” Al Hinai told Tempo.

The Anjez initiative is supported by Abu Dhabi Investment Company, Paris-Sorbonne Univeristy Abu Dhabi, and Takatof.

Connect with the team behind Anjez by visiting www.liveanjez.com or through social media: @liveanjez.

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