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Egypt's Ministry of Youth, U.S. embassy in Cairo Launch "Nation Builder" program

Tue 15 Jun 2021 | 03:29 PM
Ahmed Emam

The second phase of the "Nation Builder" program has been officially launched by Egypt's Ministry of Youth and U.S. embassy in Cairo to introduce many young Egyptians this week to new ideas, and to new ways of seeing the world.

Egypt’s Ministry of Youth, through its vanguards' bureau, is collaborating with the U.S. Agency for International Development (Nation Builder) to train and mentor many Egyptian students and youth business owners, as well as business startups, in 2021.

It is part of the government’s national “Nation Builder” initiative, in which U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen and governmental officials participated in the launch event in May 2021. The initiative is focused on engaging young people in cooperative, project-based learning while working as a team workgroup to build and influence their future locally.

Through a focus on Leadership skills and a self-learning approach, the program will help the young entrepreneurs build and promote their projects and will equip business advisors with the skills to better support startups.

The second phase of this training took place from 13 to 16 June 2021, at Civic Education Center, El Borg Street, Zamalek.

The program will support strategic engagement to help Egyptian youth build on their exchange experiences, meet with fellow alumni (either online or in-person) to expand their professional networks, and access alumni-only activities, competitions, and funding opportunities.

The program will also support activities such as professional development, team building, alumni networking, and implementation of community-based projects.

Also in this regard, U.S will train thousands of young Egyptians and provided money in higher education scholarships and academic exchanges.

The second phase of such activity could focus on enhancing fund coordination and cooperation.

Furthermore, the second phase of the program including, supporting the youth so they can succeed in the labor force.

It's worth mentioning that the first phase of training for the youth was successfully completed in late May and was held via ZOOM.

Since 1978, the American people have invested over $30 billion to support Egypt’s economic development, according to the American ambassador to Cairo.