Manama, Bahrain – August 2021: Zain Bahrain, the leading Mobile Broadband network operator in the Kingdom, commemorated International Youth Day 2021 by celebrating the power of young creative Bahrainis whose skills were enhanced and developed through the Zain Youth (ZY) Program.
The Zain Youth Program is a development program which provides Bahraini youth with practical learning experiences. The team works directly with different national entities, educational, training, and development institutes in Bahrain to achieve its purpose. As part of the program, participants are exposed to real business world challenges that sharpen their skills and prepare them for the labour market following their graduation.
The company restated its commitment to empowering a future-ready workforce in the Kingdom by investing in 2000 Bahraini youth through various initiatives, which contributes to Bahrain’s Vision 2030. International Youth Day is a day celebrated by the community to highlight the potential of active young members of society and some of the issues they face.
With a commitment to empowering and bridging the gap between education and future market requirements, Zain Bahrain believes in targeted investment through its empowerment program. This commitment closely aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, SDG8 to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work opportunities.
Through the ZY program and with a segment-inclusive approach, the company has successfully strengthened the skills of over 2,000 young Bahrainis, by providing them with essential practical learning experiences required to increase their employability, and advance their career paths.
On the occasion of International Youth Day, Fatema Haider, Manager, Sustainability & Inclusivity at Zain Bahrain, said, “Young citizens of a country play a major role in its growth and development, hence it is our responsibility as corporates to contribute in inspiring and guiding them. We at Zain Bahrain are extremely proud of the initiatives we have undertaken by investing in the youth segment and witnessing the growth of each youth member who was or currently enrolled with us. As the world marks International Youth Day, we would like to celebrate the power of the Bahraini youth who represent our future leaders and the growth of the Kingdom of Bahrain. And thank our partners in success for contributing to the growth and the success of the program”
She further added, “At Zain Bahrain, Youth empowerment is one of the key programs that the company invests in with an intent to equip all young Bahrainis with the essential skills and mentoring required to provide them with growth opportunities needed to raise their standard of living through gainful employment. Through the ZY programs, we aim to create an accepting, engaging, inclusive, and a dynamic environment that will educate and enrich the youth, making them financially independent at an early age. We encourage young Bahrainis to participate in the ZY program which will aid their personal and practical development as well as help them upskill, understand the job market, and have access to different opportunities to fulfil their full potential.”