Muhannad Jarrah is the Executive Director of INJAZ Education, he is an internationally recognized leader in the field of institutions. Since 2000, Muhannad has been actively involved with INJAZ, a leading organization in education and youth empowerment in Jordan. He is responsible for maintaining fruitful relationships with more than 57 CEOs of key corporations. Muhannad was elected to represent the Arab Countries on Aflatoun’s international Board.
Muhannad Jarrah earned his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1991. His 10-year experience in the private sector allowed him to build his managerial skills, making him a visionary and motivating leader. He was chosen with 12 international facilitators from all over the world to participate in the Global Challenges Foundation to work in enhancing the innovative project to reach the final stage of the Global Challenge Foundation.
After volunteering at the Jordan Olympic Committee in 2018, Muhannad’s dedication to social development flourished and can be seen through his experience scaling up volunteerism in Jordan and advocating for the development of a culture of volunteering. He believes volunteerism is an integral part of civic education and uses of his in-depth understanding of the corporate sector to promote corporate social responsibility and to increase collaboration between the not-for-profit and private sectors.
Why Aflatoun International?
We look at Aflatoun as a strategic partner, which enables us to work on financial education and transfer a very important experience which we are currently implementing in our programmes in general, and in the financial education specifically.
What is your focus as a board member?
I focus on achieving the mission and vision of Aflatoun International, through building partnerships in many countries. I also invest time and effort in retaining the members in the region and sharing good practices among the members.
Why is social and financial education important?
Financial education is very important to equip the youth with the skills and knowledge required by today’s evolving job market and to improve financial literacy and inclusion among all genders equally.
What do you like most about Aflatoun?
Aflatoun has a high impact on curricula and a strong partner’s network who share their experience and good practices.
What is something education NGOs have to deal with that you want to fix?
Maintaining the delivery of high-quality programmes while reflecting on the development of the beneficiaries.
How do you see the future of Aflatoun International?
I see Aflatoun as an international organisation with offices around the world. I would like to see that we open an Aflatoun International MENA office in Amman.
Please share a motto or quote close to your philosophy of life?
We should encourage the imagination and the creative process in our education systems to enhance the skills of our future generations.