About Arab Excellence المشروع

 

 

Fostering Excellence through a global platform of Role Models to Inspire & Empower

Arab Excellence is an non profit organization based in 5 countries. Through meetings, interviews and programs based on self-made positive role models originally from the Arab world, Arab Excellence aims at inspiring & empowering the young generations (especially the underprivileged ones) with Arab success stories they can relate to. We already conducted interviews with more than 75 great role models in different countries and many more are being conducted.

Our impact on the youth is made through a new educative and training program based on the real experiences and stories of these Arab Excellence figures worldwide. Our aim is to help students and trainees nurture a mindset of Excellence and provide them with different ways of achieving it. We are currently working with key organisations and institutions (such as INSEAD, the Moroccan Stock Exchange etc…) to implement programs locally across the region and empower the youth.

Indeed, being exposed to inspiring role models from the same background is key to create a sense of identity while acquiring self-confidence and self-esteem. And this is all what it takes to empower a young person to become a future leader.

“We strongly believe that the solution to the education challenges is within the students and that the Best way to empower the youth is give them the tools and guidance they need to empower themselves!”
On top of the workshops and events with the underpriviliged youth across the MENA region, we have organized several conferences across the world such as at Stanford University, HEC Paris, the American University of Beirut among others…
We have also been invited to speak on different occasions about this topic and showcase these role models; the United Nations Forum in China, the International Forum in Istanbul, The OECD Annual Committee in Paris, INSEAD graduation Ceremony, TEDx, among others…
NB: Arab Excellence does not target any particular ethnic or religious group ; we simply focus on fostering excellence across the Arab Region, regardless religion, origin and political views. We target Arab and non Arab youth without distinction.

 

Peter Zemsky: Deputy Dean of INSEAD on Arab Excellence programs for the youth


Important facts and statistics:

  1. More than 60% of the Arab population is less than 25 YO
  2. The youth unemployment in the Arab countries is the highest in the world: 23.2% against a world average of 13,9% (according to the U.N. International Labour Organization report of 2013)
  3. The WEF 2013 confirmed that >10m new MENA youth would become work force age every year for a decade with only 1m jobs available/year for them, thus a huge pool of un/under employed would be thrashing for a viable future.

  4. Across the world Half of today’s grade­school students will likely end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet, and will probably have 5 or 6 different jobs in their lives: youth can’t rely only on traditional education to get prepare
  5. In the last 10 years, internet & online courses have made knowledge widely available so learning is now a personal responsibility.
  6. If youth don’t have hope and direction, some of them could drift into the hands of those involved with crime or military – neither being healthy for the individuals or society.

This is why the most important to build and leverage a platform of positive Arab role models to inspire them and give them hope, and provide them with the tools and Core skills they need to define, shape and build their own vision and dream in life, and achieve excellence in the future.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES

الأهداف

  • INSPIRE and EMPOWER THE YOUTH

    and especially disadvantaged children through role models and provide them with the pragmatic tools and transferable skills they need to grow their career and achieve Excellence

    إلهام الشباب العربي بتقديم نماذج ناجحة لشخصيات عربية لامعة

  • LAUNCHING a MOVEMENT OF INSPIRATION AND EXCELLENCE across the region

    involving the private sector, Academics, Universities, Role models, media and the youth

    إحداث أرضية للتبادل و التعاون

 

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“I would like to thank you for the kind invitation to participate in your Arab Excellence initiative. I admire the project you and your colleagues have started and wish you much success”

 

Dr Ahmed Zewail : Nobel Prize of Chemistry (1999)

“أود أن أشكركم على هذه الدعوة الكريمة للمشاركة في مبادرة الإمتيازالعربي. أنا معجب بالمشروع  وأتمنى لك و لزملائك المزيد من النجاح”

(الدكتور أحمد زويل: جائزة نوبل في الكيمياء (1999

 

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Jalloul Ayed: Former minister of Finance  in Tunisia (transition) and composer of symphonies

“الإمتياز العربي هو مشروع ممتاز. اردت دائما خلال حياتي تطوير مثل هذه المبادرة ولكن لم تتح لي الفرصة”

 جلول عياد: وزير المالية السابق وملحن سمفونيات الكلاسيكية

 

 

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“I think the Arab Excellence program is in crucial need in this part of the world. Stories and real experiences of people that are close to us and we can relate to can really change how you view things.

   Omar Samra Youngest Arab to climb the Everest and to go the Space    

اعتقد ان العالم العربي في حاجة ماسة إلى مثل هذه المشاريع .  تمكن قصص و تجارب حقيقية من ناس قريبة منا من تغيير  نظرتنا على العالم.

عمر سمرة – أصغر عربي يصعد إلي جبل افرست ويذهب للفضاء 

 

 

 

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