The Ministry of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs (MOEEA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched today the e-learning platform, ‘Bedaya Digital,’ under the presidential initiative ‘Life-Saving Boats” that aims at raising awareness on the dangers of illegal immigration.

The newly launched platform provides vocational and skills-building trainings for Egyptian youth and returning migrant Egyptian workers who have recently lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trainings will be provided by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, a key partner of WFP and of this joint initiative.

This platform reduces the risks of irregular migration by promoting job opportunities for youth and returning migrants through skills development linking them with services provided by the Government of Egypt, WFP and the private sector.

Users of the platform will have access to vocational training to increase their employability as well as professional e-recruitment services with private sector partners. They will also be able to use the platform to apply for loans for small and medium-sized enterprises and other income-generating projects to improve their incomes and living conditions.

In coordination with the Ministry of Education, due to COVID 19, this activity continues through remote online training reaching more teachers and communities.

It is thanks to partnerships like these, with government, donors and non-governmental organizations that WFP has been able to deliver needed assistance to the most vulnerable.

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NO Comment 13th December 2020

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