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Ain Shams University honors Ghazaly on Graduates’ Day


Ghazaly: Global Solidarity is Working on Building Bridges of Communication with Global South countries

Sat 18 May 2024 | 04:14 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Ain Shams University, through the Department of African Languages at the Faculty of Al-Alsun (Languages), honored the anthropologist and international Activist Hassan Ghazaly, Director of the Global South Youth Office at the Ministry of Youth and Sports and founder of the Global Solidarity Network, for his efforts in supporting university students from different disciplines and building their capacities in their professional paths. This was shared within the framework of the Graduates’ Day activities organized by the Faculty of Al-Alsun yesterday, Wednesday, May 15th.

At the beginning of his speech, Ghazaly praised the name and status of Ain Shams University for the respected and serious educational institution it is. He also lauded the efforts of the Department of African Languages in building up student cadres, in addition to its diligence in elevating their skills, raising their capabilities, and establishing them as leaders in their fields. He mentioned his first hand witness of this through his training of the department's students in several projects with an African dimension, highlighting the competitiveness, competence, and unparalleled diligence he saw in them, which the Egyptian state needs, especially in the light of its cooperation and bilateral relations with the African circle.

During his speech, Hassan Ghazaly announced that Professor Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, has approved the development of the African Youth Office into the Global South Youth Office in order to support the Egyptian orientations towards the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Minister endorsed the involvement of the scientific elites of Ain Shams University in coordination with Professor Mohamed Diaa Zain El-Abedeen, President of the University, within the advisory board of the office. This indicates his confidence in the executive leadership in the academic elite to ensure that work is based on sound science.

In a related context, Ghazaly explained that the Global Solidarity Network includes several local, regional, and international projects and programs in the fields of media, economy, youth, culture, and sports. It annually receives two batches of university students from various disciplines such as journalism, media, scientific research, and languages and translation in cooperation with the Faculties of Al-Alsun, Arts, Media, Languages and Translation, and the Faculty of Economics and Political Science from various universities. They are trained and professionally qualified in their field of specialization, through training in languages, translation, and international relations. Ghazaly noted that he has so far successfully trained five batches of student cadres, graduates totaling around 567 media and languages students. They come from the departments of English, Arabic, Spanish, and French, including 178 from the African Language Department, Swahili Division.

Ghazaly concluded his speech by emphasizing that the slogan of the Global Solidarity Network, and at its center the Nasser International Youth Movement, is "all for one and one for all," stressing that for the sake of our societies, we are working together with what we have of capabilities and tools. With this, he pointed out that the movement has a website broadcast in five languages with a diverse (22456 visitors around the world) content (4535 articles), calling on the attendees from university students to participate in the “Articles” page in the language they are proficient in, encouraging them to contribute culturally and intellectually, and to create their own electronic archive that enhances their professional paths in the future.