INJAZ celebrated its first five years in Qatar on the 30th November with a gala dinner to which Marhaba went along, to learn more about the non-profit organisation.

The gala dinner, attended by over 300 guests, raised hundreds of thousands of riyals, ensuring that INJAZ can continue its academic programs in Qatar. INJAZ seeks to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy, by way of education and mentoring young students and giving them the chance to start their own companies. INJAZ Qatar is part of a network of 14 Arab countries working towards a common goal; to have a new generation of young Arabs set to succeed in a global economy.


Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, Chief Executive Officer of INJAZ said that it was inspiring to see the local business community invest so strongly in INJAZ Qatar through financial and in-kind support; “I am confident that Qatar has a very bright future ahead of it.”

ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. (EMQI), sole Platinum sponsor of the event, supports a “multitude of programs that encourage greater access to education as a critical means of increasing opportunities for social and economic development,” said Bart Cahir, ExxonMobil Qatar Acting President & General Manager.

Sheikha Hanadi Al Thani, Chairwoman of INJAZ Qatar thanked the 222 corporate volunteers who have visited classrooms in Qatar since 2007 and praised their dedication and commitment.

Aysha AlMudehki, Executive Director of INJAZ QATAR revealed that this year they took in their 5000th student, which led her to look to the future and the great impact that INJAZ is having on Qatar.

The Qatar Chamber Orchestra played Mozart and Vivaldi and we were kept entertained by the co-hosts, Mohammed Fahad Kamal, an up-and-coming comedian and Khalifa Saleh Haroon, founder of