Soraya Salti was our colleague, our friend, and our inspiration. Her untimely passing on November 6, 2015, left thousands around the world with a tremendous sense of loss. Eleven years ago, she founded INJAZ al-Arab, which now spans 14 countries and empowers 2 million young people in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. She was an incredible force for youth empowerment and economic development and leaves an extraordinary legacy to honor. 

We've seen many lovely tributes to Soraya from INJAZ alumni, colleagues, partners, and mentors, and we invite you to share stories and memories that celebrate her life. 

Soraya Salti Memorial Fund

The Soraya Salti Memorial Fund honors Soraya's commitment to youth of the Arab world. Soraya had a heart for youth facing extraordinary challenges, and she was passionate about empowering them to enhance their journeys and improve their futures. Her fund will be used to support programmatic initiatives in areas of the Arab world where youth are particularly disadvantaged. To leave a personal donation in memory of Soraya, click the link below, and then choose "Soraya Salti Memorial Fund" in the dropdown menu.