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Linkdotnet and UNICEF Celebrate The Renewal of Their Groundbreaking Youth Initiative, “Kalam Fi El Mofeed”

© UNICEF Egypt/Akl/2008
Group photo of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Abol Naga along with UNICEF team, LINKdotNET team, and the volunteers for Kalam Fi El Mofeed webpage

LINKdotNET, the leading ISP internet service provider, and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Egypt, celebrated the renewal of their partnership, for the second consecutive year, which resulted in “Kalam Fi El Mofeed” channel on the Masrawy.com portal.

Masrawy.com is a popular Arabic-language portal operated by LINKonLINE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LINKdotNET.

“Kalam Fil Moufid” is a webpage on the Masrawy.com portal that encourages youth to express themselves, think critically and freely discuss issues of importance to them.  The webpage also provides them with all kinds of information that are of interest to the specified age group in a very simple and interesting manner.

During the ceremony, Mr. Mostafa Kamel, Technology Manager of LINKonLINE, and Dr. Vijay Kumar Moses, UNICEF Egypt’s Acting Deputy Representative, announced the renewal of their respective organizations’ partnership, and explained the main objectives of “Kalam Fi El Mofeed”.

Actor Khaled Aboul Naga, UNICEF’s Ambassador for Goodwill, and who has been a strong supporter of the “Kalam Fi El Mofeed” initiative since its inception, attended the ceremony and participated with a speech and a live online chat session with “Kalam Fil Moufid” visitors about the generation gap.

Mr. Karim Beshara, Chief Executive Officer LINKdotNET commented: “I would like to express my contentment for the renewal of our partnership with the UNICEF in order to proceed with our important initiative, which will provide the opportunity for youth to express themselves and act proactively in the society.  We cannot forget the important role played by the professional working team, who works voluntarily and directly assists in restructuring the social understanding of the youth’s role in the society.”

"UNICEF works with youth to build their life skills and provide them with opportunities to participate positively in society," said Dr. Moses. "Our partnership with Masrawy.com has provided us with a crucial gateway to reach young people in a fun and interactive way through Kalam Fi El Mofeed."

“Kalam Fi El Mofeed” webpage depends on interacting with the youth in different fields, such as writing, art and design.  The webpage was designed, using simple Arabic language, by a group of voluntarily young people, who have the ability to present and showcase the different issues in a simple and clear manner.

A new “sender” icon has been added recently to the webpage, through which youth can download photos and movies of subjects of interest.

Contributor to “Kalam Fi El Mofeed” page Mohamed Megahed, commented: "because of the communication barriers between generations, youth feels they cannot talk to anyone. I find this website to be an essential tool in delivering intelligent and important ideas in a constructive and easy-going environment, and I am proud to be part of this team.”

“Kalam Fil Moufid” can be accessed through the Masrawy.com website at www.masrawy.com/unicef

 

 
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