The American Chargé d’affaires Nicole Shampaine met with Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy on Tuesday to highlight the importance of youth leadership development in Egypt.
During the meeting, H.E. Shampaine and Dr. Sobhy held fruitful discussions with American youth leaders visiting Egypt through the Nation Builders exchange program, which is designed to bring individuals and organizations together from around the world.
Moreover, the two officials met with a delegation of Egyptian students who will visit the US on August 8-11 as part of the cultural exchange program for students.
Also in this regard, Sobhy and Shampaine praised their countries’ fruitful cooperation in carrying out different programs and activities serving young people.
“Nation Builders empowers these groups to serve as agents of positive social change and transform their communities,” the U.S. Embassy noted.
Through programs like the Nation Builders Program, the American government has helped outstanding Egyptians, enhance their skills, learn about the United States, and join with other leaders from the U.S., the Middle East, and around the world to build a network of young leaders who can share best practices for dealing with challenges and building strong communities, according to the former Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo Jen Rasamimanana.
“The U.S. administration also seeks to support young Egyptians so they can be leaders in government, academia, business, and civil society. We have invested over $ 350 million in scholarships and exchange opportunities for more than 23,000 Egyptian and American students and mid-career professionals,” said Rasamimanana.