CEOSS’ Economic Development Program aims to improve the quality of life of all Egyptians, particularly Egyptians in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. The initiatives and projects that make up the Economic Development Program work to empower women, youth, people with disabilities, and children at risk. This program uses sustainable and responsible development practices in combination with strong partnerships with local communities to provide economic opportunities and training to those in greatest need.
- The deisign of 4 computer centers was completed in cooperation with local partners. These centers will allow young people in their communities to:
- find job opportunities
- participate in computer based training courses
- conduct research and write using a word processor
- provide consultations to help youth find meaningful work
- 2 cooperation protocols were signed between local associations and the Ahram Textile factory to provide employment to people in the associations’ training courses.
- 103 young people (49 women, 54 men) found employment through networking opportunities.
- 102 young people (79 women, 23 men) participated in 2 seminars to learn how to use technology to help them find jobs.
- 55 young people (24 women, 31 men) participated in administrative training.
- 77 people (68 women, 9 men) participated in handicrafts and vocational skills training.
- 24 young women were trained in tailoring
- 42 young women were trained in hair dressing
- 11 young people (9 men, 2 women) were trained in computer maintenance