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#MakeWhatsNext : Microsoft partners with Egyptian Ministries, NGOs to train over 1,500 Egyptian women

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After launching #MakeWhatsNext program in 17 countries in the Middle East and Africa for the sake of women empowerment in the STEM fields, Microsoft Egypt partnered with the ministry of youth and sports to organize a 5-day training session in 43 youth centers across 26 governorates benefiting over 1000 young Egyptian girls.

 

The event delivered hands-on professional training using the latest Microsoft technologies to perform essential jobs tasks, such as e-mail and report writing, negotiation, and the principles of financial management.

Partnering as well with the ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Microsoft Egypt hosted a five-day educational seminar at five selected NGO offices across Egypt attended by around 200 girls. The training focused on soft skills, digital literacy, and an “Hour of Code” session.

 

“The Ministry is implementing many activities that support the participation of young women and enhance their skills in technology in cooperation with Microsoft, as well as expanding the participation of women in the business sector that depends mainly on technological skills. #MakeWhatsNext is one of these activities, and it aims to develop the skills of more than 100,000 young women, with a target to reach up to 10 million women and families. The initiative works to create an integrated environment to empower and encourage girls to pursuit careers in ICT.” Stated Eng. Khalid Abdul Aziz, Minister of Youth and Sports.

 

The initiative seeks to encourage more Egyptian female entrepreneurs to conquer the ICT sector that’s is considered a male dominated field.

 

TechWomen program is another intuitive that seeks to mentor young ladies and expose them to international STEM careers carried out a one-day event that hosted 100 Egyptian young women professionals and entrepreneurs in the STEM fields. Microsoft Egypt also partnered with TechneDrifts to host a tour across nine governorates in order to support the building of local entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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Falak Startups Hosts Inaugural Demo Day from Thirteen Egyptian Governorates

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Falak Startups, in partnership with EFG-EV Fintech, announced its official launch to the regional entrepreneurial and investor community through an inaugural Demo Day sponsored by the SANAD Fund for MSME. Fifteen high-growth startups from thirteen governorates presented their refined business models, in an effort to secure funding from Egyptian and regional investors.

Falak (largest startup accelerator in the Middle East and Africa) organized  4-month acceleration program provides entrepreneurs with funding, mentorship, training, and comprehensive all-round support, in order for Egyptian youth  to thrive and compete in the global economy.

“Entrepreneurial success, especially within our young demographic, creates positive spillover effects throughout the entire economy, supports our goal to achieve wider financial inclusion and boosts job creation on the macroeconomic level. It is an essential component in creating a sustainable engine for long-term economic growth.” Said Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of
Investment and International Cooperation.

Dr. Shehab Marzban, Chairman of Egypt Ventures and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation also added: “We’re very proud to see our youth develop strong business cases out of mere ideas they came to us with only months ago. Falak Startups will serve as a platform from which we aim to launch numerous acceleration programs, spanning across multiple sector industries. The feedback received today was tremendously positive, and is a strong reflection of the private sector’s support of our mission, as they are key partners in this journey to establish a dynamic, globally-competitive ecosystem”

The event took place at the Golden Room Hall in Prince Mohamed Ali (Manial) Palace, and was attended by y Dr Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and international Cooperation, Dr Ali ELMoselhy, Minister of Supply, Dr Rania Al Mashat, Minister of Tourism, Khaled Badawi, Minister of Public Enterprise, Dr Shehab Marzban, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Investment and International cooperation and Chairman of Egypt Ventures, Mohamed Fareed, Executive Chairman at the Egyptian Stock Exchange, General Mohamed Amin, Treasurer of the ‘Tahya Masr’ Fund, MP Amr Ghalab, Chairman of the Economic Committee of the House of Representatives, as well as numerous foreign dignitaries, prominent businessmen and investors, and entrepreneurs.

Some of the startups that participated in the event were Pay Nas, Auto Parts, Masry Market, 3elagi and Olli.

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Madiha Yousri Dies At 97

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It has been announced early this morning that the Egyptian actress, Madiha Yosri died this morning at the age of 97.

The actress has been suffering with a chronic illness for the past two years; she has been admitted to the Maadi Military Hospital few days ago as her health was getting worse

Madiha started her rich career back in 1940, she was discovered by director Mohamed Korayem. She is best known for classical romance roles. The last movie she acted in was “Al-Irhaby” or “The terrorist” in 1994.

 

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The New 500500 ad will leave you in tears

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The 500500 beautiful tribute to the legendary Ahmed Zaki has left us all in tears..
Shout out to all the celebrities who participated in that work of art

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