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A Handcraft to Secure Me

PARTNERS
The Ministry of Social Solidarity.

IMPLEMENTING NGO
Girls of Tomorrow Association.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
Giza Governorate (Talbia - Haram).

PROJECT DURATION
18 months.

SAWIRIS CONTRIBUTION
LE 780,400 (project total budget: LE 960,400).

OBJECTIVES
Providing training for 300 beneficiaries on handcrafts to increase their personal and employability skills and preserve the traditional handcrafts from extinction.

Creating job opportunities for the trainees in the private sector.

Helping the rest of the trainees to start small projects and work on the marketing of their products.

Building the capacity of 5 young people from the natural leaders of El Talbia and integrating them within the project team.

STATUS
Ongoing.

The project aims to to train and employ 300 young people in the field of heritage handcrafts which in turn helps in reviving these industries and protect them from extinction.

This project comes within the context of the protocol of cooperation between the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Sawiris Foundation, in order to implement the “Combating Unemployment” initiative, with a total of approximately EGP 10 millions allocated by Sawiris Foundation, to create 5000 job opportunities in five slums in Giza and Cairo: Ezbet El-Nasr in El-Basateen neighborhood, Geziret El-Dahab in the South of Giza, Ain Shams, Warraq in Imbaba and Talbia in Haram district.