On Saturday, the Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi inaugurated a vocational training center for Egyptians and ex-pats at El-Sayeda Zeinab Youth Center in Cairo.
The center located in the El-Sayeda Zeinab district was established by the youth ministry's central department for youth empowerment in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
According to a press release, Sobhi said that supporting handicrafts is among the ministry's established priorities, noting that the ministry encourages young people of both genders to practice innovative handicrafts, which help create adequate job opportunities and increase their income.
The ministry will provide real marketing opportunities for young handcrafters to help them turn their projects into productive businesses, he added.
Sobhi also opened a volunteering center for early childhood development at El-Sayeda Zeinab Youth Center, built by the ministry in cooperation with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
He also inspected the center's playgrounds, as well as family and meeting halls.