Al Ghurair Foundation Young Thinkers Program to support Emirati Youth

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Al Ghurair Foundation Young Thinkers Program to support Emirati Youth

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation is delighted to offer Emirati youth to join the Young Thinkers Program, aiming to help them build a better future. The Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) is the first technology-based program in the Arab World to support Emirati youth in their preparation for university and the job market. By raising awareness of the higher education and career options available to Emirati youth, YTP empowers them to make well-informed decisions about their future. The program supports youth with the skills necessary to grow into adult citizens who contribute effectively to the future of the UAE.


To be eligible to take advantage of the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program, you must be an Emirati student residing in the UAE, and be between the ages of 15 and 25. Applying for the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program is on a rolling basis, so you may apply at any time. The Program is open to students at any grade point average. All of the information on the digital platform is in English and Arabic. You may choose to use the platform in whichever language you feel most comfortable.

What do participants receive? 

As soon as you enroll in an Al Ghurair Young Thinkers program, you will have access to a digital platform that hosts the following main components:

[1] Online coaching to personalize your learning journey and a tailored college and career planning app that provides you with college and university options in the UAE, region and internationally, as well as valuable information on up-and-coming careers in the country and region.

[2] Tailored coursework on the soft skills that youth require for future success, including time management and collaboration techniques.

Once you enroll in the Program, you will never need to re-apply. The Program digital platform will consistently be updated with new information and coursework. A progress bar and the badging system will help you monitor your progress in the program. If you complete all the courses, you are encouraged to interact with your Success Advisor, as well as explore the college and career information on the platform.

About the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation:

Mr. Abdulla Ahmad Al Ghurair is the founder of his foundation that carries his name. He was born in the Emirate of Dubai, and his family has a long and renowned history in the world of business and commerce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf region. As a show of commitment to his religion, faith, and service to his community, Mr. Abdulla Al Ghurair announced the establishment of the “Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education,” a non-profit, philanthropic organization in 2015. The Foundation serves as the Al Ghurair family’s legacy and is committed to providing 15,000 educational opportunities to students across the Arab world in its first phase over the next ten years. Mr. Abdulla was appointed as the first goodwill ambassador for education in the Arab world by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Science Organization (ALECSO). The Foundation mainly seeks to support generations of Emirati and Arab youth. It aims to do so by providing these youth with skills they need to become the future leaders of the region, contributing to the growth and development of their communities. The foundation believes in its power to give hope, build resilience and unleash possibility. It creates opportunities to activate the untapped potential of Arab youth, providing high-achieving students with the scholarships, support and skills training that they need to thrive. The foundation is in the business of reimagining a new Arab story, fueled by the youth, enabled by education.


United Arab Emirates
Country of residence
United Arab Emirates
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
طلاب المدارس, طلاب البكالوريوس
تمويل كامل
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
United Arab Emirates
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
جميع التخصصات
Educational Level
‏تعليم أساسي‏
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