‘Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’ Organizes “Entrepreneurship in Education” Panel


‘Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’ Organizes “Entrepreneurship in Education” Panel

Special to TAG Educa News Agency

AMMAN – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), conducted a panel session on the occasion of the International Day of Education - an annual international day celebrated on January 24. The panel convened under the title: “Entrepreneurship in Education and Teaching Entrepreneurship”.

Representatives of various youth institutions took part in the session, in addition to others who participated digitally through the Forum’s Facebook page.

The session - That was broadcast on Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Business and Culture Radio & TV - aimed at highlighting entrepreneurial and startup success stories, especially in the education sector, as well as sharing their expertise and life-journey experiments with others who are interested in starting their own businesses and initiatives.

Executive Director of TAG-KF, Mr. Fadi Daoud, stated that organizing the session comes in line with the Forum’s belief in supporting learning and entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the International Day of Education; which was endorsed by the United Nations to celebrate the role of education in achieving peace and development annually on January 24th.

During the session, Ms. Samar Obeidat, founder and CEO of ‘Entro Gate’ and the National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, pointed out that she has recently launched a special education program titled “Entro for Kids” that aims to support educational needs and to build skills of students at schools, by providing the necessary entrepreneurial and innovation skills to help them create and implement their own ideas and to transform them to projects.

She further noted that the program has successfully expanded to cover many Arab countries, referring to the National Youth Entrepreneurship Contest which was launched in its third edition with the participation of  (12-17) years old youth. 

For his part, Co-founder of 9afi for Education, Eng. Abdullah Alghwairi, stated that ‘9afi’ platform was first launched from the University of Jordan as an educational initiative with the aim of establishing a well-based students community that shares university educational content including notebooks, and past papers and questions.
He noted that the platform was established during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown which evidenced the students’ needs for academic summaries and the difficulties they face to get them, in addition to the lack of  systematic methods of research, saving data, and archiving.

Eng. Ahmed Fareed Al Saif, founder of Alefredo for Used Books, expressed his pride in receiving the “Social Entrepreneurship Summit Award 2021”/ the United Nations and the Swiss Embassy, especially since Alefredo is an Arabic platform for selling used books, educational digital summaries and mock exams. He further indicated that the project was established under the slogan “Don’t Throw Your Used Book Away” to help promote the culture of books’ reuse and recycling, as well as respecting the intellectual property rights often violated by the trend of photocopying original books.

On the other hand, Mr. Saddam Sayyaleh, the founder of (I Learn) Education Initiative, pointed out that his initiative focuses mainly on building a sustainable system for community assets development and innovatively recruiting local resources to strengthen capacities of children and youth in innovation, entrepreneurship, education and opportunities for community participation; noting that all individuals are able to make a positive impact in their societies and transform their ideas into success stories. 

It is worth mentioning that the participants represent the Crown Prince Foundation, Elia Nuqul Foundation, INJAZ Foundation, and the All Jordan Youth Committee. That is in addition to the first-place winning team in the 2021 National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, “Woman’s Hand” project, and representatives of the Roman Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem School in Jordan. 

To watch the recorded webinar, please click the following link: