EGYPT

Egypt is one of the most recent operating countries for IECD since the project Seeds of Hope started in 2013 with the goal of training young Egyptians for careers in electricity and energy.

Contact us in Cairo:

Address: 12, rue Dr Sobki Dokki – Cairo

Contact: Alexandra GIRARD

Mail: alexandra.girard@iecd.org

Tel: +20 11401980300 / +20 237485875

In a difficult economic climate where 25% of young Egyptians are unemployed, the IECD is successfully tackling the problem of young people’s access to employment. Egypt is one of the IECD’s most recent countries of intervention. In 2013, the ″Seeds of Hope″ program was deployed in Cairo and Alexandria in partnership with two Salesian schools. In agreement with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, as well as the French Chamber of Trade and Industry in Egypt, two new state schools are joining the program in 2016. They mainly target young people from poor backgrounds and mainly young girls. 2016 was also the year that the IECD obtained official recognition by the competent authorities to work in the country.