The Ministry of Youth and Sports, UNICEF and USAID conduct a visit focusing on Adolescents Development in Assuit

17 April 2019
THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS, UNICEF AND USAID CONDUCT A VISIT FOCUSING ON ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN ASSIUT
UNICEF/Egypt 2018/Mohammed Ragaa

Assiut, 26 November 2018. The Upper Egyptian governorate of Assiut witnessed today a visit by a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), led by Ms. Yousreya Ragab, General Director of the Youth Training General Directorate of the Ministry; Mr. Bruno Maes, UNICEF Representative in Egypt; and Ms. Sherry Carlin, USAID Mission Director.

The visit comes in the context of the project “Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescents in Egypt” that is implemented by UNICEF in partnership with MOYS, and supported by USAID, and which focuses on employability, entrepreneurship and life skills development of this important population group.

The delegation was received by Al Fath District Council, in which they met the Child Protection Committee (CPC), whose role is the protection of children from all sorts of risk, and the activation of referral mechanisms that respond and prevent violence against children. Through the local NGO- Assiut Childhood Development Association (ACDA)- the project supports the capacity development of all CPCs and child protection service providers in Assiut to deal with harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage that affect a significant portion of adolescents. Al Fath CPC is one of 13 District CPCs whose members have participated in capacity building trainings on safe guarding children and adolescents from harmful practices.

The visit also comprised meeting with a group of adolescents and youth who are gaining from self-development and employability opportunities through the national flagship project “Meshwary” that is led by MOYS, and of which the third phase is supported by the USAID in Upper Egypt. The meeting took place in Bani Mor Youth Centre- one of 18 youth centers in Assiut that act as influencing hubs for youth and adolescents at the district level. The young participants displayed a crafts and business products exhibition of their making and reflected on their transition into the job market in a roundtable discussion with the visiting delegation.

The project “Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescents in Egypt” is ongoing for four years in the governorates of Assiut, Sohag, Qena and Aswan.

Assiut, 26 November 2018. The Upper Egyptian governorate of Assiut witnessed today a visit by a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), led by Ms. Yousreya Ragab, General Director of the Youth Training General Directorate of the Ministry; Mr. Bruno Maes, UNICEF Representative in Egypt; and Ms. Sherry Carlin, USAID Mission Director.

The visit comes in the context of the project “Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescents in Egypt” that is implemented by UNICEF in partnership with MOYS, and supported by USAID, and which focuses on employability, entrepreneurship and life skills development of this important population group.

The delegation was received by Al Fath District Council, in which they met the Child Protection Committee (CPC), whose role is the protection of children from all sorts of risk, and the activation of referral mechanisms that respond and prevent violence against children. Through the local NGO- Assiut Childhood Development Association (ACDA)- the project supports the capacity development of all CPCs and child protection service providers in Assiut to deal with harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage that affect a significant portion of adolescents. Al Fath CPC is one of 13 District CPCs whose members have participated in capacity building trainings on safe guarding children and adolescents from harmful practices.

The visit also comprised meeting with a group of adolescents and youth who are gaining from self-development and employability opportunities through the national flagship project “Meshwary” that is led by MOYS, and of which the third phase is supported by the USAID in Upper Egypt. The meeting took place in Bani Mor Youth Centre- one of 18 youth centers in Assiut that act as influencing hubs for youth and adolescents at the district level. The young participants displayed a crafts and business products exhibition of their making and reflected on their transition into the job market in a roundtable discussion with the visiting delegation.

The project “Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescents in Egypt” is ongoing for four years in the governorates of Assiut, Sohag, Qena and Aswan.

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