MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp tackling regional youth unemployment Featured

The MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp concluded last week , crowning 'Mehna' as the winning project, an online platform connecting STEM students in the UAE to companies in their industries. Organised by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), in collaboration with

the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the United Arab Emirates University, the Bootcamp was the first of its kind in the region. During the 10-week process, 120 Emirati and Arab youth were tasked with creating innovative solutions to address youth unemployment in the region. 

Speaking about the event, HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of AGFE, said: 

“The success of the MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp is a reflection of our commitment to addressing youth unemployment in the Arab region through various means, including partnering with leading institutions such as MIT and UAEU to develop world-class programs for students. AGFE has a role to play in empowering Emirati and Arab youth to thrive and contribute to sustainable development by creating new opportunities in the Arab region, like the MIT Bootcamp.”

Read more here in an article from Education UAE.