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.