Inspiring teens to redefine their potential
Inspiring people to redefine their potential has always been ozb’s purpose; we believe in that purpose externally as well as internally. Therefore, ozb always has an intentional internal learning culture. This summer, ozb took it to a whole new level by inspiring teens to define their future needs through it’s "Learning For Life" internship program under the umbrella of the ozb Academy. A selection process acquired teenage bright stars after which they were engaged in a real life experience in preparation for what will be ahead of them in their careers and lives. It was like a time machine taking them to live in their future where they are able to discover the world and expand their thoughts.
Jaida, Ahmed and Farida’s journey took them through several stops in every department, working as part of each team, getting engaged among all the levels of the organisation all the way up to the CEO. Participating in brainstormings, international video conferences, meetings and coming up with ideas that were adopted in real projects, our bright stars got to experience how ozb’s magic is crafted behind closed doors before its reveal to the external world of our partners. These young talents were able to exceed all expectations and pass all the program phases outstandingly.
As Neil Armstrong said, “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, as much as the 3 weeks they spent in ozb may seem to be a very short time in relation to the rest of their lives, however the impact and life changing experience that they went through from exposure to taking accountability, taking initiatives and learning to work with others regardless of differences in seniority or age. It is such before-and-after periods in ones life that really define ones character in this critical age.
Those young talents were able to add value and leave their mark in outofzbox. We can’t wait for the next batch of bright young talents to inspire and get inspired. It’s never too early to engage in serious learning, discover more about what your passions are and practically fall in love with them, learn more about how to apply them in real life and last but not least live them as a new way of living.