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.

Contact us in Cairo:

Address: 12, rue Dr Sobki, 2nd floor, Dokki – Gisa

Contact: Nour Kamel, country representative


Tel: +20 10 1888 0041

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. 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 2018, following the official recognition of the Electricity technical baccalaureate by the Egyptian Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training in June 2017, the IECD is working to extend the program to other public high schools. It is currently deployed in two public technical schools, namely the El Wardian high school for young girls and the Ras El Soda high school for boys, and two Don Bosco institutes in Alexandria and Cairo. For the first time, the Hilton group welcomed 6 students from the El Wardian technical high school (Alexandria) in summer 2018 for a work placement in electrical maintenance.

Cameroon/Ivory Coast – The TRANSFORM project

Cameroon – Support to small enterprises

Cameroon – The APONH project

Congo-Brazzaville – Support for Healthcare Structures (PASS)

Congo-Brazzaville – Support to small enterprises

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Support to Small Enterprises

DRC – Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

Madagascar – The hospitality school “La Rizière” in Fianarantsoa

The French Bread-Pastry Making Schools (Vietnam)

CAMEROON – Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE- Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

MADAGASCAR – Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

Ivory Coast – Support to small enterprises

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – a school remedial centre for children and teenagers who have dropped out of school

LEBANON – inclusive education so that disabled children integrate regular schools

LEBANON – education centres welcoming syrian child refugees

LEBANON – Support to small enterprises

Madagascar – SESAME program: support for higher education and access to a promising field

Morocco : Assistance for people with reduced autonomy training (FAPAR)

The New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC)

Myanmar – Support for 2 hospitality-catering training centers

The ASSET-H&C Platform in Southeast Asia

MADAGASCAR – Educational and remedial centres (CERES)

Madagascar – Support to small Malagasy enterprises

SYRIA – Help young entrepreuneurs to create their own business (the BRIDGES program)

SYRIA – Professional training centre for vulnerable Syrian youths

Thailand – The Hospitality-Catering Training Centre in Mae Sot

Ivory Coast – Training young male and female Ivorians for careers in electricity

Vietnam – Support to small enterprises