The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) has organized three events to present the achievements of the project “Employment through Technology” which is being implemented in partnership with Hands Organization and the USAID. The first meeting was held at CEOSS meeting room at its headquarters in Minia, the second at the Beni-Suef Conference Center and the third at the conference hall of the Sonesta Hotel in Cairo.
The project is implemented in four governorates (Minia, Beni-Suef, Cairo, and Qalyoubia)
These meetings were organized in partnership with the project’s partnering CBOs. These are 10 partnering CBOs: 3 in Minia Governorate; 2 in Beni-Suef Governorate; 4 in Cairo Governorate; and 1 in Qalyoubia governorate. The meetings also targeted those participating in the project from executive and popular institutions.
Among the attendees in Cairo were Mr. Rif’at Muhamed Hassan, former Minister of Manpower; Mr. Essam Borham, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Director of Cairo Directorate; Dr. Ezz el Din Ferghel, President of the Regional Association; Dr. Gameel Gorgy, President of the Youth Employment Authority. The event was attended by 150 participants from partnering CBOs and the media as well as representatives of some private sector companies.
In Beni-Suef the event was attended by Mr. Ezz el Din Muhamed Hassan, General Director of North Upper Egypt for Construction; Mr. Ibrahim Dahshan, General Director of Youth at the Youth and Sports Directorate; Mr. Marawan Muhamed Marawan, Director of the Social Development Fund in Beni-Suef; Mr. Adly Mahmoud, Director of the Center for Construction; Mr. Sayed Abd el Rahim, Director of the Manpower Directorate; Ms. Nermien Mahmoud, Representative of the National Council for Women. The event was also attended by 320 participants from the media, youth, and representatives of CBOs.
The event in Minia was attended by: Mr. Wagih Mounir, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower; Mr. Taher Muhamed Khallaf, General Director of Graduate Youth Employment Authority; Mr. Shoukry Mahmoud, Director of the Youth Administration of the Youth and Sports Directorate as well as Mr. Ragab Abd el Azzim, Director of the Youth and Sports Administration in Malawi. The event was also attended by 200 participants of youth and representatives of partnering CBOs.
Achievements of the project at the level of the governorates partnering in the project:
- Establishing 10 computer centers; 1 for each CBO partnering with the project.
- Training 30 young men and women on “ How to Become a Successful Trainer”
- Preparing a training course based on the needs of youth as well as the needs of the job market (computer skills, computer programs, personal skills, human development) in order for youth to possess the ability and strength to invade the labor market.
- Establishing a database and registering 23700 young men and women besides 2000 private sector companies and establishments.
- Establishing a website called Beehive to inform the community of different issues and present the experiences of civil society organizations in order to exchange experiences among them as well as identifying all vacant jobs on a daily basis for young people in order to select suitable ones. (Egypt.Thebeehive@com )
- Establishing the Souqtel system. This is a mobile phone SMS service to connect youth seeking employment with companies in need of staff with different and varied skills. Call 6062.
- 1331 young men and women have been trained in the course and each trainer has trained others.
- 24173 young men and women have completed training in the course set by the project.
- 1292 young men and women have been employed in jobs within the project
- 1326 young men and women have been employed in jobs outside the project that secure them a decent and dignified life.
- 675000 individuals have visited the beehive website to make use of the website services.
- 2900 young men and women and 124 companies attended 6 employment fairs in Cairo and Beni-Suef where 7100 employment opportunities were provided by companies.
- 26601 young men and women have been registered on the Souqtel system as well as 2256 private sector companies whose employment opportunities have also been registered on Souqtel.
- 454 young men and women have been employed through the Souqtel service.
- The percentage of female participation in the different phases of the project reached 50%.