Egypt@Work is a 4 years initiative, funded by The MasterCard Foundation and implemented by International Youth Foundation (IYF) in partnership with Nahddet El Mahrousa. The project aims to prepare 10,000 disadvantaged male and female youth for employment prospects either to enter the job market or to create their own businesses.

The project aims to train at least 80% of targeted youth, realize salaried employment opportunities or the creation of own businesses to 65% of trained youth and an additional 15% of schools drop-outs return to school. Life skills training, vocational skills training and entrepreneurship training were provided to unemployed youth in various economically competitive and growing sectors assuring the sustainable creation of employment thereafter.

Project sustainability is also supported by the locally-based partnership model the project has adopted leaving behind stronger and more competent Implementing Partner NGOs. Local Implementing Partners were Alashanek Ya Balady, Assiut Businessman Association (ASBA), Egyptian Association for Education Resources (E-ERA), Etijah, Fayoum Agro Organic Development Association (FAODA), Life Vision for Development, New Horizon Association for Social Development as well as the National Employment Pact.

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By NO Comment 12th February 2015

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