INJAZ was established in 1999 as a project under the USAID-funded organisation, Save the Children. In 2001, it was re-launched as an independent, non-profit organisation under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah with the mission of inspiring and preparing youth to become productive members of their society and accelerate the development of the national economy. Since its inception, INJAZ has successfully reached 700,000 beneficiaries across the kingdom, with the help of its network of dedicated volunteers and partners from the private and public sectors, and in full coordination with the Ministry of Education and King Abdullah II Fund for Development. INJAZ’s strategy as a major force in youth education, development, and employment is its wide variety of programmes, which are delivered to students in public schools, universities, community colleges, and various social institutions.
The Central Bank of Jordan together with INJAZ has taken the initiative to jump-start financial education in Jordan on a national scale through a broad-based programme to be mainstreamed within Jordan’s public education system under the auspices of the Ministry of Education in Jordan. Aflatoun is very proud to assist in this process. INJAZ adapted and edited Aflatoun and Aflateen curricula and started with national implementation in schools in February 2015 in Grade 7. In 2016, the national programme will expand to Grade 8 and 11. Expectations are to reach approximately 200,000 students.