Egypt is one of the most recent operating countries for IECD since 2013 through the Seeds of Hope program and the Support entrepreneurs in urban environments program started in 2017.

Get in touch with the IECD team in Egypt


2 Taha Hussein Street – Zamalek



Contact: Nadine KHALIFE


Phone: +20 1 098 797 801

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″ programme 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 programme in 2016. They mainly target young people from poor backgrounds and mainly young girls.

In June 2017, four years after the launch of the program in Egypt, the new 3-year course was accredited by the Egyptian Minister for National Education and Vocational Training.

In 2021, the IECD increased its support to female entrepreneurs focusing on new professions in order to secure decent jobs.