HandTopia: About Crafts and Stories
Meet one of Egypt’s two finalists running for the global youth challenge
For the first time this year, Egypt became one of the host countries of the Youth Challenge 2.0, which is one of the GenU initiatives.
This was done under the auspices of the Minster of Youth and Sports and in collaboration between MoYS, UNICEF, UNDP and Plan
Egyptian youth from all over the country submitted their business ideas and five ideas were selected for the semifinals. During the ceremony held to announce the two finalists, UNICEF team had the chance to listen to the reflections of the team members of Handtopia whose idea was submitted to the global jury to compete with 72 ideas from 36 countries.
In this photo essay, we explore the story of young Egyptians from different backgrounds united under one idea: reviving indigenous and traditional handcrafts.